We’re hiring a Network 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 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

Root Insurance is seeking an experienced network engineer to manage our office networks.  As a cloud-native company Root heavily relies on externally hosted services for critical day to day operations, so the proper operation of the network is imperative for our business.  You’ll be joining a small team dedicated to infrastructure while having a significant opportunity to scale with the business.

The primary job duties are maintaining a scaling network and planning for growth as the needs of the business expand.

Root’s network consists of:

  • Cisco Switches
  • Zyxel Firewalls
  • Aruba Access Points
  • Linux Servers for on-premise network services

A successful candidate will:

  • Troubleshoot site impacting network issues
  • Install new network hardware and reconfigure existing infrastructure
  • Utilize deployment tooling for transparency and change tracking
  • Plan deployments to new sites and manage the growth of existing sites
  • Implement appropriate network controls to address both performance and security issues
  • Monitor the network and proactively address issues
  • Implement appropriate configurations for VoIP


  • Deep familiarity with networks between the physical layer and layer 4 networking.
  • Understanding of IP subnetting and IP address management
  • Understanding of VLAN configurations
  • Basic familiarity with Linux and ability to troubleshoot Linux hosted services
  • Basic familiarity with Git-based version control
  • Understanding of site-to-site and end-user VPNs
  • Understanding of VoIP QoS and CoS configurations
  • The desire to utilize infrastructure-as-code
  • Ability to implement secure firewall rules
  • Familiarity with DNS

Desirable but not required:

  • Familiarity with Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Familiarity with Zyxel firewalls
  • Familiarity with Aruba access points
  • Experience implementing Radius based access control
  • Scripting/programming experience

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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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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].