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Engineering Manager II, Mobile Native Telematics

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

CURRENT ROOT EMPLOYEES - Please apply using the career page in Workday. This career site is for external applicants only.


Since 2015 Root has been on a mission to make lives better through better and more fair insurance. We’re doing this through a focus on an exceptional user experience, robust systems, and modern quantitative methods. We want to attract the best drivers and reward them with fair prices for the coverage they need that ensure profitability for the business.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Engineering Manager II to lead our Native Mobile Applications team at Root. In this pivotal role, you'll lead a dedicated team of 4-5 software engineers focused on the maintenance and innovation of our cutting edge trip-tracking SDK as well as the foundational patterns of our iOS and Android applications. Your leadership will directly influence the evolution and performance of Root's mobile offerings, playing a key role in our ongoing success.

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.

Salary Range: $185,000 - $210,000

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Partner with Product, Data Science, Analytics, and experts in the Insurance group to set the strategy for the quarters to come

  • Effectively manage the individuals on your team to ensure they are performing well in their role and as members of the team

  • Use an appropriate mixture of coaching, directive feedback, and delegation to achieve business, team and individual goals

  • Identify gaps in the team and develop plans to address those gaps via individual development, hiring, or partnership

  • Engage in regular and productive performance conversations as a part of 1:1s and dedicated reviews

  • Continuously evaluate the performance and effectiveness of your team’s process in order to improve things over time

  • Proactively dive into code, design reviews, and technical challenges alongside your team when necessary, demonstrating a hands-on approach to problem-solving and leading by example to ensure high-quality software development and timely project delivery

  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager team to improve the effectiveness of the Engineering org as a whole

What You Will Need to Succeed

  • 7+ years in software engineering with a focus on iOS and Android native application development

  • 2+ years as a people manager on software teams

  • Experience with Swift, Java, Kotlin, and mobile development frameworks essential for iOS and Android app development

  • App development lifecycle including Play/App Store compliance policies and submissions requirements

  • Play/App Store experience

  • Familiarity with React Native

  • Proven leadership of projects involving multiple teams across functional domains

  • Excellent communication skills both with engineering colleagues and senior business leaders


Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an 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.