About Root


1 De Smit Street, Greenpoint, 4th Floor - Hill House

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What we do

At Root, we believe that developers are the inventors and builders of the future. Making Developers’ lives easier, which includes their ability to innovate, is fundamentally part of Root’s mission.

Our goal is to bring insurance to the internet-age and make it more relevant and accessible to more people.

Root is an end-to-end digital insurance platform that enables its clients to launch new products and digital engagement channels fast. We package all the compliance, regulatory and reporting complexities behind easy-to-use APIs.

Our Engineering Processes

Our core systems are built on NodeJS (TypeScript) with our front-end systems built with React. We have seamless CI/CD set up as we believe it's more important to focus on the product we're building. We use an adapted version of kanban for managing our development process so that we can focus on writing useful code.

Our Hiring Process

We've kept our hiring process as simple as possible at Root. We've designed it to validate technical competence as well as to ensure a good team & culture fit from both sides. Our process is transparent, high-touch, and open to feedback at all times.

Icon1 Stage 1: Screening Interview
We will invite you to have a 30 minute call with one of our Engineering team members.

Icon2 Stage 2: Take-Home Challenge
We'll then send you our take-home challenge to complete over 2-3 days (ideally, but life's busy, and we are flexible). This shouldn't take you more than 4 hours (in total) to complete.

Icon3 Stage 3: Debrief and Team Fit interview
We'll spend 60 minutes discussing your take-home challenge. We'd like to hear your thoughts and approach to it, as well as answer any questions that you may have had while completing the challenge. We will also spend some time chatting about our team's working behaviours and what enables you to thrive.

Icon4 Step 4: Simulation Day
Be a Root Team Member for the day!! The last step is spending a day in the office with us for a (compensated) simulation day. You'll get to do a bit of work with the team, have lunch with us and meet more team members.

Icon5 Step 5: Admin Wrap up
To finish it off, we'll phone your references to make sure we're not missing out on anything serious and we'll make sure our credit/criminal checks are sorted.

Icon6 Step 6: Offer
We'll extend an offer to you and hope to have you onboard the Root Rocketship with us!

Generous leave policy & space days
Daily catered lunches and Burger Fridays
Macbook & Work-From-Home hardware
Remote-first culture
Flexible working hours
Team wellness plans & medical aid contribution
Scenic offices in De Waterkant with secure parking
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon Web Services


New Relic

Business Tools

Google Apps