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Data Science Manager, Telematics

Remote (or Columbus, OH)

The position.
We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a principled quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry.

The Telematics team is looking for a Data Science Manager to lead and grow a team of data scientists and data analysts. Working with this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be adaptive and flexible, giving opportunistic support to Root's strategic initiatives. You’ll work on projects ranging from new market support and product development as well as aiding parts of the business that do not have a formalized data science team.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to identify & measure new opportunities through rigorous analysis, build frameworks & processes to ensure high quality & valuable data science work products, work with cross-functional stakeholders to gain alignment & ensure a path to deployment, and support the growth & development of their team. For a candidate with the right experience, we would consider hiring at a senior manager level.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Mentoring and developing a team of data scientists
  • Providing technical and thought leadership to members of the Telematics team
  • Effectively communicating insights from complex analyses
  • Identifying and prioritizing high-ROI work and ensuring a practical path to deployment
  • Working cross-functionally with Data Science, Product, and Business Development to determine long-term, strategic investments needed for future company success

What we’re looking for.

  • 3-5 years experience working in data science with a proven track record of excellence
  • 2-3 years experience working in insurance with a keen awareness of insurance fundamentals
  • Experience managing a multi-contributor team
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • A deep foundational understanding of statistical modeling and machine learning
  • Strong programming skills with experience using modern packages in R and Python
  • Some economics background is strongly preferred

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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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Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless. Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business. Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn. People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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