Root Inc.
Simplifying the everyday services people need.
IL
Remote

Senior Application Security Engineer

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The position.
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. We’re actively hiring Engineers remotely and excited to announce that Root is a “work where it works best” company. Meaning we will support you working in whatever location that works best for you across the US. We will continue to have our headquarters in Columbus and offices in other locations to give more flexibility and more choice about how we live and work.
The Information Security team at Root strives to manage information security risk within the organization while enabling transformative technologists to do their cutting-edge work. As a Sr. Application Security Engineer, you’ll be joining a team dedicated to securing Root, having an opportunity to influence how we mature our secure software development lifecycle and application security standards to appropriately manage risk, address regulatory requirements, and protect our customers.
The ideal candidate will be technically sound, an exceptional communicator, a self-starter, and a team player who thrives in highly collaborative environment.This role will report to the Sr. Manager of Security Engineering.
What you’ll achieve.
  • Work across teams to tackle complex issues
  • Execute large, pre-planned tasks in an efficient manner
  • Coach engineers on how to find and fix security bugs
  • Perform design and code reviews to identify risk and assist developers in improving overall product security
  • Teach secure coding techniques and methods
  • Work closely with Product and Engineering teams to deliver secure, high-quality features
  • Partner with the business to establish application and product security standards, and secure coding practices
  • Develop and manage a bug bounty program in partnership with external service providers
  • Coordinate and drive remediation of identified vulnerabilities and control deficiencies
  • Integrate security test automation and tooling within CI/CD pipelines

What we’re looking for.

  • Knowledge of securing both web and mobile applications against common issues (including OWASP Top 10)
  • Ability to write clean, functional, well-tested code
  • Experience with several programming paradigms
  • Deep understanding of client-server architecture and web technologies
  • Solid knowledge of continuous integration pipelines and automating security feedback
  • Experience building, executing, and documenting a Secure Software Development Lifecycle
  • Able to take on unplanned work and bug fixes
  • Understands and takes business goals into account when making technical decisions
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What are Root Inc. Perks + Benefits

Root Inc. 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
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
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)
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
Parking
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.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Root hosts weekly lunch and learns from
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
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.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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 Inc.

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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