We’re hiring an Engineering Lead - Mobile Telematics 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 an astonishingly small team.

We recently raised one of the largest VC rounds ever for an Ohio technology company, giving us an opportunity to make a large impact. For more on engineering at Root, see https://root.engineering

About the position

Root logs hundreds of thousands of trips and millions of miles a day as our users drive with our app installed. We use this data to effectively determine a person’s likelihood of getting into a car accident based on their actual driving behavior. Telematics is the most important aspect of our business model.


We’re looking for an Engineering Lead to head up our Mobile Telematics efforts.

We’re looking for somebody who has direct experience with gathering telematics data from a mobile application.

Areas of expertise should include:

  • iOS and Android location and motion services
  • Background execution on mobile devices
  • App lifecycle (foreground, background, etc.)
  • App architecture
  • Methodical, repeatable experimentation

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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