Root
Simplifying the everyday services people need.
IL
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Director of Product Management

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The position.

Root is taking the outdated, $250-billion insurance industry and challenging everything about it. Using telematics and a passion for customer experience, we’re building one of the country’s fastest-growing tech companies. At under five years old, we've already built a business with over $300M in premiums valued by our investors at over $3.65B, through a mobile app downloaded over 4.5M times. And we're just getting started. We are hiring a Director of Product Management to lead our organization’s efforts to meet and engage with customers where they are through partnerships and product innovation.

 What you'll be doing.
  • You will hire, lead and grow the product team tasked with unlocking and scaling Root’s differentiated distribution channels through partnerships and product innovation
  • You will set the vision for how customers find and engage with Root where they are
  • You will lead Root’s industry-leading technology innovation efforts to connect customers with the right offer based on their needs, and embed insurance as an integrated API layer into the products, distribution channels, and as a technology layer that plugs directly into customers’ lives
  • Your team will lead the systems and programs that enable partners ranging from marketing affiliates to independent agents, and develop the technology and customer experiences that will scale one of Root’s fastest-growing acquisition channels
  • The ideal candidate has strong organizational leadership experience and an analytical mindset to organize and lead a complex product portfolio spanning different external stakeholders, and well-honed product instincts to identify opportunities to apply technology and customer-centricity to deliver industry-wide innovation
  • You have a consistent track record of successfully taking end-to-end business ownership, and building trust through open and clear written and verbal communication
  • This role requires an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead effectively across functions. 

What we're looking for.
  • BA/BS in a STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) field or equivalent practical experience
  • 10+ years technology industry experience in a product management or related capacity
  • 3+ years experience hiring and leading product managers and leaders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills demonstrated across executive and cross-functional audiences
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use data and metrics to validate assumptions, recommendations, and decisions
  • Demonstrated experience leading external partnership collaborations that have yielded tangible results
  • Experience leading technology and data science-driven products such as AI/ML, external API development, and complex technology architectures
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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

Jobs at Root
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Data Analyst II, Telematics

Root
Remote
1 day ago
+41
The position. We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a principled quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry. We're looking for a Sr. Data Analyst to become an expert on Root's telematics data; we've created the mechanisms to collect and process massive amounts of

Data Analyst, Pricing Audit

Root
Remote
2 days ago
+41
Our telematics data has opened the door to new ways of auto pricing: new data everywhere, new analytical approaches, and the massive computational power to finally put the two together. However, this also means new data issues for us to tackle, ranging from cleaning and validation to ensuring solutions are behaving as expected.The integrity of the information that we use for our pricing is crucial to our business. We're looking for a Data Analyst

Data Science Engineer

Root
Remote
2 days ago
+41
The position. We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a principled quantitative framework and a pragmatic data science approach of applying the right tool to the job in a way that balances accuracy and complexity. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern methods to problems in the insurance industry. We are looking for a Data Science Engineer, Forecasting to join

Senior Actuarial Analyst, Corporate Actuarial

Root
Remote
2 days ago
+41
Root's Corporate Actuarial team ensures we're ready for the future, whatever it may bring. Overseeing our reserving, reinsurance, reporting, and capital modeling, they help us better understand unpaid claim liabilities and capital needs, and development strategies to optimize them. We're looking for a Senior Actuarial Analyst to support  Corporate Actuarial team. Utilizing sophisticated reserving methodologies, you'll work to improve analyses at

Senior Data Engineer

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+41
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

Principal Data Scientist, Pricing R&D

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+41
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 modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry. 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

Principal Data Scientist, Claims

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+41
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

Data Scientist, Pricing R&D

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+41
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 modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry. 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

Senior Content Design Manager

Root
Remote
3 days ago
+41
The position. As a Senior Content Designer Manager at Root, you’ll work as a discipline leader, people manager, and project contributor to deliver high quality and high impact products to our customers. As an individual contributor, you’ll collaborate with product designers, product marketing, product managers and engineers to craft and deliver simple and intuitive experiences to our customers.  As a discipline lead and people manager, you’ll

Senior Manager- InfoSec Operations

Root
Remote
6 days ago
+41
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

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
The engineering team at Root is changing the insurance industry 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. Meani

Actuarial Analyst, Auto & Renters Pricing

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
Our telematics data has opened the door to new ways of auto pricing: new data everywhere, new analytical approaches, and the massive computational power to finally put the two together. We're looking for actuaries that are ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, building better models and analytics from the ground up.   We're looking for an Actuarial Analyst to make Root a nation-wide insurance provider by building, filing, and

Senior Data Scientist, Telematics

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
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. Our Telematics team is looking for a senior-level Data Scientist to lend technical guidance, stretch the boundaries of existing paradigms, and challenge the

Deputy General Counsel

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
The position. Root is looking to add a Deputy General Counsel to support our growing Legal team.  This position will provide legal guidance and leadership with respect to product regulatory filings (forms and rates), compliance and relationships, including managing relationships with outside regulatory counsel.  They will also help the business with other compliance-related matters, including market conduct, consumer complaints and information

Senior Security Engineering Manager

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
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

Staff Software Engineer

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
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

Senior Software Engineer

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
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

Senior Product Manager - Policyholder Experience

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
The position. Root is taking the outdated, $250-billion insurance industry and challenging everything about it. Using telematics and a passion for customer experience, we’re building one of the country’s fastest-growing tech companies. At six years old, we've already built a business with over $300M in premiums valued by our investors at over $3.65B, through a mobile app downloaded over 4.5M times. And we're just getting started. We are hiring a

Senior Product Designer, Service Team

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
The position. Root is looking for a Senior level Product Designer to be on our new Service Design team. This person will be focused on helping define the Service Design team's charter and strategy early on, then delivering solutions on the defined problem areas long term. They’ll work closely with product managers, engineers, data scientists, researchers and the business team. They’ll help define Root's servicing approach across channels in order

Senior Product Designer, Growth

Root
Remote
1 week ago
+41
The position. As a Senior Product Designer on Root’s growth and distribution team, you’ll be focused on building new product experiences that help Root reach new customers. 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.     Root has a

Senior Product Designer, Design Systems

Root
Remote
1 week ago
The position. We are looking for an experienced, detail oriented designer to help take our design system to the next level. As the lead designer on the design system team, You will empower designers across the organization to build more cohesive, accessible, and high quality experiences for our customers through leading and evolving our multi-platform design system. You will be responsible for creating a robust system of documentation as well as

Senior Data Scientist, Pricing R&D

Root
Remote
1 week ago
The position. We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a principled quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry. The Pricing R&D team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to help improve and maintain our pricing models. In this role, you’ll be working alongside our

Senior Actuarial Analyst, Auto & Renters Pricing

Root
Remote
1 week ago
Our telematics data has opened the door to new ways of auto pricing: new data everywhere, new analytical approaches, and the massive computational power to finally put the two together. We're looking for actuaries that are ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, building better models and analytics from the ground up.   We're looking for a Senior Actuarial Analyst to make Root a nation-wide insurance provider by building, filing

Manager, Product Analytics

Root
Remote
1 week ago
The Position. Root is searching for a passionate leader to manage our Product Analytics team, focusing on Conversion. You’ll leverage your experience conducting analytical research to directly manage and mentor a growing team of analysts. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to design and implement processes to enhance efficiency and ensure scalability. This team is highly collaborative, so clear communication, organization, and the

Engineering Manager

Root
Remote
1 week ago
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 Engineering Managers

Director of Product Management

Root
Remote
1 week ago
The position. Root is taking the outdated, $250-billion insurance industry and challenging everything about it. Using telematics and a passion for customer experience, we’re building one of the country’s fastest-growing tech companies. At under five years old, we've already built a business with over $300M in premiums valued by our investors at over $3.65B, through a mobile app downloaded over 4.5M times. And we're just getting started. We are

Director of Product Design

Root
Remote
1 week ago
The position. Root is seeking a Director of Product Design to lead the product design teams in our Growth org. The person in this role will advocate for solving the needs of our potential customers as they: learn about and understand Root’s value and product offering through direct and partner channels, considering which products are right for them, and finally, making their purchase to become customers. This Design leader will represent and

Actuarial Intern (Summer 2022)

Root
Remote
1 week ago
Our telematics data has opened the door to new ways of pricing auto insurance: new data everywhere, new analytical approaches, and the massive computational power to finally put the two together. Through this, our actuarial team has shifted away from leaning solely on traditional approaches and instead focusing on leveraging more creative techniques and technologies to develop modern, autonomous solutions.   We're looking for Actuarial Interns

Vice President, Engineering

Root
Remote
3 weeks ago
Company Overview Root was founded in 2015 on the principle that car insurance rates should be based primarily on driving behaviors, not demographics. The company has been revolutionizing this outdated industry ever since, using mobile technology and data science to offer personalized auto insurance rates to good drivers. Tapping into the technology in smartphones to measure driving behavior such as braking, speed of turns, driving times, and

Senior Product Manager

Root
Remote
3 weeks ago
The position. Root is taking the outdated, $250-billion insurance industry and challenging everything about it. Using telematics and a passion for customer experience, we’re building one of the country’s fastest-growing tech companies. At under five years old, we've already built a business with over $300M in premiums valued by our investors at over $3.65B, through a mobile app downloaded over 4.5M times. And we're just getting started. We are

Senior Workday Systems Analyst

Root
Remote
6 hours ago
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 scaling rapidly, and we recently