Root
Simplifying the everyday services people need.

Application Security Engineer

| Chicago

Update: We're excited that you're interested in Root. In order to maintain a great candidate experience while most of our folks are working from home, we've decided to pause hiring for the time being. We welcome you to apply, and if it's a great fit, we'll reach out when we start to ramp up hiring again. In the meantime, our Candidate Experience Team is working hard to optimize our existing workflows to set us up for additional scale once the situation settles down.

 

The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way an industry works by leveraging technology and data to build the best products possible. Even with our significant growth, we operate in small teams that are given ownership over projects and results. We’ve found that the people closest to the problems are the best at solving them.

 

Our tech stack includes:

Ruby / Rails backend, RSpec for testing

Javascript / React Native frontend, Mocha for testing

Small amounts of native iOS and Android

Deployment to AWS ECS using containers

Buildkite for CI

 

We recently raised the largest VC round ever for an Ohio technology company:

https://news.crunchbase.com/news/ohio-unicorn-root-insurance-rolls-on-with-350m-in-new-cash/1021/

 

Our team excels at delivering software to solve the problems in front of us at Root: presently, a suite of world-class mobile, web, and server-based products obsessed with the customer experience. We’ve shaped our team and process around this; we know that constant iteration and experimentation produce the best results.

 

For more information on engineering at Root see https://eng.joinroot.com/

 

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.

 

What we look for in Application Security Engineers:

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of securing both web and mobile applications against common issues (including OWASP Top 10)
  • Writes clean, functional, well-tested code
  • Experienced with several programming paradigms
  • Deep understanding of client-server architecture and web technologies
  • Solid knowledge of continuous integration pipelines and automating security feedback
  • Building, executing, and documenting a Secure Software Development Lifecycle

Planning and Execution

  • Completes large pre-planned tasks in an efficient manner
  • Able to take on unplanned work and bug fixes
  • Understands and takes business goals into account when making technical decisions
  • Can manage a bug bounty program though an external service

Working with Others

  • Able to work across teams to tackle complex issues
  • Works with engineers to coach them on finding and fixing security bugs
  • Can teach secure coding techniques and methods
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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 stand up
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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Senior Product Marketing Manager

Root
Chicago
10 hours ago
+27
We are looking for an innovative and collaborative Senior Product Marketing Manager (PMM) to join our newly formed Product Marketing team. In this role, you will be the Marketing SME and thought-partner on 2-4 Product teams helping accelerate Root’s growth through strategic and affiliate partners. You will work with the cross-functional team to identify and attract new business partners, and collaborate with our partners to maximize customer acquisition and unlock incremental opportunities for Root. You will need outstanding holistic B2B2C marketing and collaboration skills, with a proven ability to independently lead strategic positioning efforts, develop consumer-centric product, marketing and communications recommendations, and collaborate with a cross-functional team to execute the roadmap.

Licensing Specialist

Root
Remote
10 hours ago
+27
We’re seeking an enthusiastic individual for our Legal team to join us in building the most transformative technology company ever. As a Licensing Specialist, your resourcefulness and inquisitive nature will provide our Compliance team with the ability to solve meaningful problems in a timely manner. 

Senior Business Analyst

Root
Remote
21 hours ago
+27
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.

Senior Analyst, Data Visualization

Root
Remote
21 hours ago
+27
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 Analyst, Data Visualization  -- you will own the communication of metrics about our business. There are a several values and analytical questions that guide the team’s thinking:   1. Metric

Compensation Manager

Root
Chicago
21 hours ago
+27
Root is looking for a Compensation Manager to join our Total Rewards Team and lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of our compensation programs. As the Compensation Manager, you will support our Senior Director of Total Rewards in aligning Root’s compensation strategy with the enterprise total rewards vision and serve as a technical subject matter expert to further our mission of attracting the brightest minds and rewarding our employees. In addition, you will partner with the talent acquisition team to create fair, compelling offers for new talent joining Root, as well as ensuring pay equity across the organization through consistent market analysis. We’re looking for someone with a passion for streamlining processes and automating wherever possible to create efficient, accurate workflows in a fast paced work environment and building a competitive advantage through our compensation approach. 

Senior Operational Analyst

Root
Remote
21 hours ago
+27
The Partnerships team seeks to increase brand awareness, distribution, and reach of Root efficiently by fostering strategic relationships with enterprise companies (“partners”). You will play a key role in driving strategic business insights and tackling complex forecasting and behavioral segmentation problems to unlock new partnership opportunities.  You will work closely with the business development, marketing, and product teams to create dashboards and analytics to track business KPIs and deliver actionable analysis. Our ideal candidate is comfortable with ambiguity, dives deep into data to find insights, is detail-oriented, and can work well with cross-functional teams. 

Growth Manager - YouTube

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+27
Root’s Growth Marketing team is searching for a Growth Manager to run performance marketing campaigns on YouTube. You’ll leverage both your analytical and creative skills to identify, prioritize & reach various audience segments and deliver monthly and quarterly targets while building an enduring brand. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with highly talented leaders within creative, data science, finance, and product teams to help us build a world-class performance marketing team. This is a high impact role and you’ll manage a marketing budget with significant revenue impact to help Root grow our customer base more efficiently and profitably. YouTube & digital video are priority channels for Root in 2021 and this role will be instrumental to build up our expertise and support our growth.

Growth Manager - Facebook

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+27
Root’s Growth Marketing team is searching for a Growth Manager to run performance marketing campaigns (apps installs & website traffic) on Facebook. You’ll leverage both your analytical and creative skills to identify, prioritize & reach various audience segments and deliver monthly and quarterly targets while building an enduring brand. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with highly talented leaders within creative, data science, finance, and product teams to help us build a world-class performance marketing team. This is a high impact role and you’ll manage a marketing budget with significant revenue impact to help Root grow our customer base more efficiently and profitably. Facebook & digital video are priority channels for Root in 2021 and this role will be instrumental to build up our expertise and support our growth.

Product Analyst, Pricing

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+27
The Pricing team uses data, technology, and rapid innovation to develop pricing strategies that maximize profitable growth. The team is responsible for turning raw data into compelling stories that generate actionable insights, so strong technical skills, communication, and business acumen are a must.

Senior Software Engineer

Root
Chicago
6 days ago
+27
The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way an industry works by leveraging technology and data to build the best products possible. Even with our significant growth, we operate in small teams that are given ownership over projects and results. We’ve found that the people closest to the problems are the best at solving them.

Senior Product Designer, Partnerships

Root
Chicago
6 days ago
+27
As a Senior Product Designer on the Partnerships team, you’ll collaborate with product managers, engineers, data scientists and the business team to craft and deliver product and marketing experiences in our partnership channels. You’ll seek ways to help potential customers discover, understand and convert to Root, while identifying opportunities for how Root might collaborate with other organizations to bring value to our business.

Principal Product Designer, Enterprise

Root
Chicago
6 days ago
+27
As a Principal Product Designer on Root’s Enterprise team, you’ll be focused on building B2B SaaS products from the ground up. You’ll work closely with product managers, engineers, data scientists and the business team to define, craft and deliver a beautiful, useful and intuitive product experience. You’ll seek ways to solve customer problems and help Root to grow as a business. 

Senior Analyst, Integrated Marketing

Root
Remote
6 days ago
+27
Root’s Integrated Marketing team is searching for a Senior Analyst to own research and analytics into emerging marketing channels. You’ll leverage both your analytical and creative skills to reach untapped audience segments and unlock new areas of growth to build an enduring brand. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with highly talented leaders within data science, actuary, finance, and product teams to help us build a world-class marketing team. This is a high impact role where you will own measurement and analysis for multiple marketing channels to help Root grow our customer base more efficiently and profitably. In this role, you'll create compelling stories, drive strategies, uncover new opportunities, and provide recommendations required to define Root’s growth strategy.

Analytics Manager, Growth Marketing

Root
Remote
6 days ago
+27
Root’s Marketing Analytics team is searching for a Growth Marketing Analytics Manager to lead analytics efforts for multiple products across vertical search channels.  You’ll leverage both your analytical and creative skills to reach various audience segments and deliver monthly and quarterly targets while building an enduring brand. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with highly talented leaders within data science, actuary, finance, and product teams to help us build a world-class performance marketing team. This is a high impact role and you’ll manage marketing analytics across all of performance channels to enable growth of our customer base more efficiently and profitably.

Senior Strategic Partner Marketer

Root
Remote
6 days ago
+27
As a Senior Strategic Partner Marketer on the Business Development team, you will be responsible for communicating the value of Root insurance products into non-insurance, partner contexts such as fintech, car driving apps, and more. You will map out these consumer journeys and build the content and campaigns to quickly launch, test, and iterate on what drives both consumer value and engagement with Root. You will work closely with the partner lead and our Marketing, Product, and Design teams to build best-in-class, never been done experiences for insurance. 

State Analyst

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+27
The mission of the state management team is to identify and implement strategies to maximize growth and profitability in each and every market we operate in. The group focuses heavily on pricing but also explores items including underwriting, operations, and marketing to ensure our goals are met.  Our State Analysts partner directly with our State Managers to perform exploratory research, conduct AB tests, and build dashboards and reporting. This is a high impact role so great technical skills, attention to detail, communication, and problem solving are a must.

Product Analyst, Claims

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+27
As a Product Analyst on the Claims team, you will be an advocate for informed, data-driven decision making. You’ll partner directly with Product Managers to define high-level metrics and ensure that all initiatives will move those metrics. In this role, you'll utilize your advanced analytics skills to create compelling stories, drive strategies, uncover new opportunities, and provide recommendations required to improve Root’s operations.

Product Analyst, Compliance

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+27
As a Product Analyst on the Compliance team, you will be an advocate for informed, data-driven decision making. It will be your job to handle time-sensitive data pulls for Departments of Insurance, define metrics, and oversee BI tools that allow your team to measure the scope and quality of its work. Your work will directly impact how quickly Root resolves its compliance issues and reduces unnecessary losses. 

Information Security Engineer II

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+27
We're searching for someone with strong vulnerability management and remediation experience along with AWS architecture/infrastructure experience. You'll work with various stakeholders including our IT, Infrastructure (Reliability), Information Security & Development teams to ensure that vulnerabilities are detected and fixed in a timely manner. This position provides a unique opportunity to work in a rapidly growing, inclusive environment, and to assist with projects beyond the scope of a traditional Information Security Engineer.

Consulting Actuary

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+27
Represent Root's actuarial and data science teams in partner conversations and identify mutually beneficial opportunities that pair Root’s actuarial strengths to partners’ pain points. Lead design, execution, and implementation of actuarial requirements for each partner opportunity. Lead research on the pricing and design of niche insurance products. Provide related regulatory support to third party relationships and new product launches. Support the Enterprise, Business Development, and Emerging Technology departments in internal analysis of opportunity, feasibility, and business case. Support partnership negotiation through review and edits to agreement language related to actuarial work. Bring to life partnership obligations in execution, launch, and growth of new products. Peer review data science and actuarial work.

Data Scientist, Pricing R&D

Root
Chicago
1 week ago
We're looking for a Data Scientist to help build and evaluate our pricing models to enhance our risk segmentation. Working alongside a combination of actuaries and data scientists, you'll leverage modern statistical techniques to build on our pricing capabilities and more accurately segment our customers. You'll also establish KPIs to explain model performance, communicating findings and trends to key stakeholders across the business.

Actuary, Pricing R&D

Root
Chicago
1 week ago
We're looking for a Data Scientist to help build and evaluate our pricing models to enhance our risk segmentation. Working alongside a combination of actuaries and data scientists, you'll leverage modern statistical techniques to build on our pricing capabilities and more accurately segment our customers. You'll also establish KPIs to explain model performance, communicating findings and trends to key stakeholders across the business.

Product Designer

Root
Chicago
1 week ago
You design from start to finish. This means working with your partners in product management to define problems, brainstorming solutions, iterating on wireframes, and having a keen eye for visual design. You might not code, but you’re comfortable working closely with engineering throughout development to ensure the final product looks as good in the hands of our users as it did on your screen. You think the best way to validate a hypothesis is to try it out, so you skip longwinded debates and get to building a solution. You recover quickly from mistakes by applying those learnings to your future work. You work your way to the future through shipping projects which build larger ideas.

Technical Recruiter, Data Science

Root
Remote
1 week ago
We’re searching for an experienced technical recruiter to join us in building the most transformative company ever. We’ve been able to hire the best team for Root by being intimately aware of who we are and who we aren’t. With this in mind, we expect a recruiter to study the business, work with leaders in Data Science and Recruiting to understand current/future recruiting needs, and then be a thought partner in ideating/executing solutions.

New Mobility Product Manager

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
The New Mobility Product Manager position will be focused on building enterprise SaaS products from the ground up. You will need to be both hands-on with customers to define the product and work with the business team to scale a business. You will work closely with the Business Development team to validate the commercial opportunity for new mobility products and translate that opportunity into a product vision and iterative roadmap.  You will have the opportunity to define the direction of industries and enable mobility pioneers that are reinventing transportation in real time. This impactful work will leverage your experience building developer tools and services to create a successful product portfolio. 

Senior Data Scientist

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
Root is looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist to help drive the future of our team. This includes taking high-level business challenges, translating them into a concrete, quantitative framework, and shepherding solutions from R&D into production. A Senior Data Scientist is expected to join the team with years of industry or academic experience in directly relevant topics.

Mobile Telematics Engineer, Enterprise

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
We are growing and are recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer for our Enterprise Team, preferably with strong expertise in iOS Swift/ObjC or Android Java (though any experience is fine).  We value engineers who take a team-first viewpoint on software engineering, who work well with other engineers and make those around them better.

DevSecOps Engineer

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
We deploy our applications using Amazon Elastic Container Service running Docker containers. For our data analytics platforms, we use a combination of AWS Redshift, Hadoop, and GPU servers. We’re looking for a devsecops engineer to help secure these platforms. You’ll be joining a small team dedicated to securing Root, having a large opportunity to influence how we build and secure these systems. In addition to taking on security specific initiatives you would work closely with and often pair with other engineers working on Root’s infrastructure.

Application Security Engineer

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
Update: We're excited that you're interested in Root. In order to maintain a great candidate experience while most of our folks are working from home, we've decided to pause hiring for the time being. We welcome you to apply, and if it's a great fit, we'll reach out when we start to ramp up hiring again. In the meantime, our Candidate Experience Team is working hard to optimize our existing workflows to set us up for additional scale once the situation settles down.

Engineering Manager

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
Engineering Leads at Root are responsible for both technical and managerial leadership of their teams.  Leads are often our strongest individual contributors and we expect them to meet or exceed all of the technical and non-technical expectations of a Senior Software Engineer. 

Senior Operations Analyst

Root
Remote
2 weeks ago
The Claims Operations team uses data, technology, and rapid innovation to optimize the efficiency and visibility of our Claims Department. This role focuses on maintaining performance dashboards and completing ad-hoc research requests. Analysts work closely with Claims leadership, Data Engineers, and the Product team, so strong technical skills, communication, and business acumen are a must!If you love fast paced environments and using data to solve problems, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Staff Software Engineer, Pricing

Root
Chicago
2 weeks ago
In this role, you would help design and build the next-generation of our pricing data infrastructure. Staff Engineers at Root are our most trusted technical experts and work across multiple teams of engineers to set and coordinate technical direction. Staff Engineers facilitate the delivery of large projects and features by helping design solutions, pair programming with other engineers, contributing to code review and by writing code themselves. They help strengthen the technical prowess of the entire engineering organization by mentoring and growing the engineers around them. 

Technical Recruiter, Engineering

Root
Chicago
3 weeks ago
We’re searching for an experienced technical recruiter to join us in building the most transformative Engineering Team ever. We’ve been able to hire the best team for Root by being intimately aware of who we are and who we aren’t. With this in mind, we expect a recruiter to study the business, work with leaders in Engineering and Recruiting to understand current/future recruiting needs, and then be a thought partner in ideating/executing solutions.

Mobile Telematics Engineering Manager

Root
Chicago
3 weeks ago
Engineering Managers at Root are responsible for both technical and managerial leadership of their teams.  Managers are often our most vital individual contributors, and we expect them to meet or exceed all of the technical and non-technical expectations of a Senior Software Engineer.  

Principal Data Scientist, Pricing

Root
Chicago
3 weeks ago
The Pricing R&D team is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to help improve and maintain our pricing models. In this role, you’ll be working alongside our Pricing R&D and Actuarial teams from ideation to deployment, rapidly researching and testing new, innovative approaches to loss cost modeling. The ideal candidate will have experience in Private Passenger Auto, with expertise in the research process, evaluation protocols, and post-deployment analyses. 

Head of Mobile Acquisition

Root
Remote
2 months ago
We are looking for a seasoned performance marketing leader with deep knowledge in mobile acquisition channels, including Google UAC, Display, Youtube, Paid Social, and DSP. In this position, you'll own the P&L for mobile acquisition spanning multiple products while scaling and leading a team of performance marketing managers. You will interact with product, data science, actuary, and brand team leaders and provide recommendations to the leadership team on marketing investment strategy to continually improve efficiency and unlock new opportunities.