Root
Simplifying the everyday services people need.
IL
Remote

Principal Data Scientist, Claims at Root

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The position.

We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a systematic, quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of data science and machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry.

We are looking for a senior-level Data Scientist to lend technical guidance, stretch the boundaries of existing paradigms, and challenge the status quo. In this role, you will own fundamental research of new capabilities for the Root Claims organization.

The ideal candidate will be curious, enterprising, and audacious, with a strong theoretical background in mathematics or statistics and a zest for cross-functional communication.


What you’ll achieve.
  • Technical and thought leadership within the Data Science team
  • Proof-of-concept research and rigorous value quantification
  • Progression of minimum viable products to production solutions, with the option to grow a team to assist with execution
  • Deployment of statistical and machine learning models within the claims space to reduce loss and expenses, e.g., fraud identification and referral, total loss classification and process optimizations

What we’re looking for.
  • 7+ years of applying data science and machine learning methods in insurance claims are another operationally complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • Previous experience partnering with the claims organization of an insurance company, with a preference towards private passenger auto
  • Strong, demonstrated experience building, validating and applying statistical machine learning methods
  • Strong programming skills with expertise in Python or R
  • Exceptional communicator and storyteller
  • Demonstrable experience challenging the status quo and winning advocacy from technical and non-technical stakeholders
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Where we are

IL

Technology we use

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    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
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What are Root Perks + Benefits

Root Benefits Overview

Our benefits exist to support exceptional employees in doing their very best work. We have full health, vision, dental insurance and we cover 100% of the premiums for employees and 75% for dependants.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Root employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
A health insurance plan that provides for you and your family.
Life Insurance
Employer-paid for life insurance is equal to 60% times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Pet insurance that protects your four-legged loved ones.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Root contributes the equivalent of 3% of your salary to your 401(K) regardless of your contribution.
Company Equity
Root offers incentive stock options that vest over a 4-year period for all of our Engineering roles.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Root also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Root provides employees with a flexible work schedule but our core hours are generally 9-5.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Root offers up to $100 a month for qualified commuter expenses.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide catered lunch every day.
Stocked Kitchen
Root has a stocked kitchen of snacks and drinks. Everything you need to do your very best work.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
We offer competitive relocation packages.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Root has a continuing education budget for conferences, online resources, and certifications that are related to their work.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Root hosts weekly lunch and learns from
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
We have 12 hack days a year for engineers to explore new technologies or build things that aren't prioritized on our product roadmap but pique their interest.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our carefully curated benefits and perks exist to empower our employees to do their very best work by bringing their authentic selves to work every day.

An Insider's view of Root

What does your typical day look like?

A quick standup followed by opportunities for both pairing and soloing. Maybe an occasional design meeting or retrospective. My team sits at the intersection of a lot of technologies so the day-to-day work varies. There's time carved out to learn technologies that are new to me and to help lead others with the technologies that I already know well.

Jordan

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I think the emphasis on team rather than personal responsibility makes Root a great place to grow. Engineers aren't concerned with producing their "own" work at the exclusion of helping others. Engineers at Root also just love problem-solving and step up to whatever problems I come to them with.

Liz

Software Engineer

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