We’re hiring a Mobile Telematics Engineer in Columbus, OH

The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way that car insurance works. We’re competing with companies that have been around for a century and comprise a $200B industry—and we’re doing it with astonishingly small teams. 

For more information on engineering at Root see https://eng.joinroot.com/

We recently raised the largest VC round ever for an Ohio technology company:

Our team excels at delivering software to build Root’s products: presently, mobile apps and a backend platform for personal auto insurance. We’ve shaped our team and our way of working around this. Our engineering team would not be the most transformative team at building a mobile operating system. We’d be quite bad at that. We’re exceptionally good at building the type of software that is necessary to invoke change in the insurance industry.

We are growing and are recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer for our Telematics team, preferably with strong expertise in iOS Swift/ObjC or Android Java (though any experience is fine).  We value engineers who take a team-first viewpoint on software engineering, who work well with other engineers and make those around them better.

We divide the areas of responsibility for engineers into three major areas:

Technical: The skills and knowledge that make up an engineer’s basic problem-solving toolbox.
Planning and Execution: The ability to plan and execute assigned work beyond basic technical solutions.
Working with Others: The ability to work effectively with other engineers and people in other functions.

Scope of Impact Team/Initiative/Company

What we look for in Mobile Telematics Engineers:

Technical Skills

  • Preferably a deep understanding of iOS native development (Swift/Objective-C), though any experience developing iOS or Android applications is acceptable.  
  • Experience building applications or services at scale (transactional scale with a focus on reliability and extensiblity). 
  • Incorporates testing and thinks about reliability as a natural part of delivering working software.
  • Solid knowledge of databases, SQL, client-server architectures and version control tools.

Planning and Execution

  • Plans and completes large and complex tasks/projects without supervision.
  • Foresees issues and requirements for large projects and features.
  • Completes large pre-planned tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Thinks critically about work to guarantee business functionality. Understands and takes into account business goals into their technical decisions.
  • Can break down large initiatives into incrementally implementable deliverables

Working with Others

  • Provides effective and accurate technical feedback in code reviews.
  • Able to work across teams to tackle complex issues.
  • Able to positively influence other engineers, both directly and indirectly.
  • Works with product owners, analysts and other functions to move company’s priorities forward

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].