We’re hiring a Web Developer 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.

Our tech stack includes:
Ruby / Rails backend, RSpec for testing
React (JavaScript) frontend, Jest for testing
Some CodeKit/vanillia HTML & JavaScript
Buildkite for CI

We recently raised one of the largest VC rounds ever for an Ohio technology company:

Web developers at Root focus on implementing new content on our public-facing homepage. You will take designs for new landing pages or informational pages from our creative team and bring them to life. You'll also work with the engineering team to implement content management strategies and associated tooling.

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 Web Developers:


  • Writes clean, functional, well-tested code
  • Is fluent in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Has a solid understanding of responsive, cross-browser principles
  • Is comfortable working with version control tools
  • Has experience with integrating marketing and analytics platforms

Planning and Execution

  • Completes medium pre-planned tasks in an efficient manner
  • Follows existing patterns and aims for consistency with the rest of the code
  • Able to take on small unplanned feature work and bugfixes
  • Able to think critically about UX and design when completing tasks

Working with Others

  • Works with non-technical business stakeholders to discover and understand tasks
  • Works with tech lead and teammates to answer questions about their work
  • Understands and implements feedback from peers into own work

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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Current job openings

Customer Service
Data Science
Corporate Dev & Strategy

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].