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Senior Business Analyst at Root

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The Position:

 

We don’t believe in black magic or divine intervention that graces a few lucky entrepreneurs.  We do, however, believe in leveraging structured, rigorous thinking and quick, nimble iteration to create products that customers love.

 

As a Senior Business Analyst -- you will own the data governance process from end to end. There are a several values and analytical questions that guide the team’s thinking:

 

1. Metric Design - Are the metrics we’re looking at a good reflection of what the business cares about? 

2. Accuracy - Are the chosen metrics calculated accurately?

3. Completion - Are all major topics and areas of the business covered by the suite of dashboards?

4. Reliability - Are dashboards always up to date?

5. Organization - Do users know where to go to find the canonical answer about any arbitrary high-level topic?

6. Distribution - Are dashboards delivered on some reasonable cadence to the right stakeholders?

7. Segmentation - Does each dashboard allow filtering and measuring by the most critical dimensions?

8. Usability - Do users understand how to read the dashboards & use the tools available? 

9. Beauty - Is it a joy to look at and use these tools? 

 

To answer these questions, we work closely with business teams to develop a suite of metrics, exploratory analyses, tools, and dashboards; all supported by robust data pipelines that scale with the needs of the business.

 

Reports to: Analytics Manager, Data Visualization

What you'll be doing.

  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders across the organization to establish a foundation of data requirements to support analytic capabilities.
  • Develops data governance framework to empower users and build trust in the data.
  • Defines and owns metrics that capture the spirit of business objectives as closely as possible.
  • Works with engineers and other analysts to maintain the consistency and reliability of the data warehouse.
  • Monitors data quality and makes recommendations for areas of improvement.
  • Evangelizes data governance best practices companywide.

Who we're looking for.

  • 3+ years of data management experience  (master data, metadata, data architecture, data governance, data quality, data modeling)
  • 1+ year(s) Data Governance experience
  • Experience gathering requirements and talking to users
  • Demonstrable experience teaching or explaining technical results or concepts to less technical audiences
  • Experience with data governance and data quality tools
  • Strong attention to detail, coupled with a deep bias to action and a healthy dose of pragmatism
  • Familiarity with data modeling concepts & common development patterns
  • Proven ability to execute on projects quickly; get things done mentality
  • Unabashed question asker; willing to learn anything needed to get things done

Who we are.

Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

 

What draws people to Root.

Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly 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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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
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Root employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
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.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Root offers up to $100 a month for qualified commuter expenses.
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.
Relocation Assistance
We offer competitive relocation packages.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Root has a continuing education budget for conferences, online resources, and certifications that are related to their work.
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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