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Mid-Level Software Engineer

Root Insurance Company
🏢 Root Insurance Company 🇺🇸 Columbus, OH, US 🕑 February 27

The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way that car insurance works. We’re competing with companies that have been around for a century and comprise a $200B industry—and we’re doing it with astonishingly small teams.

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 rounds ever for an Ohio technology company:


Our team excels at delivering software to build Root’s products: presently, mobile apps and a backend platform for personal auto insurance. We’ve shaped our team and our way of working around this. Our engineering team would not be the most transformative team at building a mobile operating system. We’d be quite bad at that. We’re exceptionally good at building the type of software that is necessary to invoke change in the insurance industry.

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.

Scope of Impact Team/Initiative/Company

What we look for in mid-level software engineers:

Technical Skills:
Writes clean, functional, well-tested code
Experienced with several programming paradigms
Deep understanding of client-server architecture and web technologies
Deep understanding of version control tools
Solid knowledge of databases and SQL

Planning and execution:
Completes large pre-planned tasks in an efficient manner
Able to take on medium unplanned feature work and bugfixes
Thinks critically about assigned work to guarantee business functionality. Understands and takes business goals into account when making technical decisions. 

Working with Others:
Works with tech lead and teammates to answer questions about their work
Understands and implements feedback from peers into own work
Provides effective and accurate technical feedback in code reviews
Mentors and coaches more junior engineers
Able to work across teams to tackle complex issues

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