Careers

Create the future of insurance and grow with us
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"As cheesy as it sounds, at Root nothing is impossible."

Megan van Strijp - Office & Experience Manager

"I find immense joy in collaborating with a group of extraordinary people, all united in our mission to revolutionise the insurance industry."

Ryan Page - Software Engineer

“I love our Root hackathons. The commitment to pushing boundaries and unlocking creativity always fuels our passion for continuous learning.”

Miré de Swardt - Product Designer

“I love that we are solving a real, difficult problem in the world. Bringing insurance to the internet will make insurance better for everyone.”

Charlotte Koep - CEO

“My teammates are very supportive and encouraging. Learning so many new things would have been a lot harder doing it alone!”

Ryan Strydom - Financial Data Analyst

“Everyone is here because they're passionate about what they do, not just because they're highly capable.”

Thabang Chukura - Project Lead

“I enjoy the flexibility to manage my time and the autonomy to make decisions and take ownership of my ideas.”

Kirsten Adams - Talent Acquisition Specialist

“It's amazing to work for a company that genuinely prioritises the well-being of its employees and recognises the value that each person brings.”

Simone Leukes - Product Owner

“Root has some of the brightest minds solving a real problem and having fun while doing it. This makes showing up and giving my best every day easy.”

Sizwe Mase - Business Development Lead

“Being a software engineer at Root is incredibly rewarding! Such a great environment to collaborate with brilliant tech minds, take ownership of my work and grow in my career.”

Glenn Madzonga - Software Engineer

“I enjoy working at Root because we solve complex problems as a team. We're an incredibly diverse group of people and everyone has a voice that's valued.”

Jared Lesar - Head of Legal

“Being surrounded by the best in the industry every day is an incredible growth opportunity.”

Kate Shaw - Project Lead

“I love the sub-culture of adventure that exists at Root and the water cooler chats we have about epic hikes and new camp spots.”

Chelsea Frost - Sales Ops Lead

“My favourite things about working at Root are the transparency and how intentional everyone is about being on the same page.”

Rebecca Lain - Solutions Engineer

"As cheesy as it sounds, at Root nothing is impossible."

Megan van Strijp - Office & Experience Manager

"I find immense joy in collaborating with a group of extraordinary people, all united in our mission to revolutionise the insurance industry."

Ryan Page - Software Engineer

“I love our Root hackathons. The commitment to pushing boundaries and unlocking creativity always fuels our passion for continuous learning.”

Miré de Swardt - Product Designer

“I love that we are solving a real, difficult problem in the world. Bringing insurance to the internet will make insurance better for everyone.”

Charlotte Koep - CEO

“My teammates are very supportive and encouraging. Learning so many new things would have been a lot harder doing it alone!”

Ryan Strydom - Financial Data Analyst

“Everyone is here because they're passionate about what they do, not just because they're highly capable.”

Thabang Chukura - Project Lead

“I enjoy the flexibility to manage my time and the autonomy to make decisions and take ownership of my ideas.”

Kirsten Adams - Talent Acquisition Specialist

“It's amazing to work for a company that genuinely prioritises the well-being of its employees and recognises the value that each person brings.”

Simone Leukes - Product Owner

“Root has some of the brightest minds solving a real problem and having fun while doing it. This makes showing up and giving my best every day easy.”

Sizwe Mase - Business Development Lead

“Being a software engineer at Root is incredibly rewarding! Such a great environment to collaborate with brilliant tech minds, take ownership of my work and grow in my career.”

Glenn Madzonga - Software Engineer

“I enjoy working at Root because we solve complex problems as a team. We're an incredibly diverse group of people and everyone has a voice that's valued.”

Jared Lesar - Head of Legal

“Being surrounded by the best in the industry every day is an incredible growth opportunity.”

Kate Shaw - Project Lead

“I love the sub-culture of adventure that exists at Root and the water cooler chats we have about epic hikes and new camp spots.”

Chelsea Frost - Sales Ops Lead

“My favourite things about working at Root are the transparency and how intentional everyone is about being on the same page.”

Rebecca Lain - Solutions Engineer

Make your mark on the future of insurance

Tech has the power to make a better future for us all. At Root, we’re solving big problems in the financial services industry by developing tools to make insurance safer and more convenient.

To do this, we’re bringing together talented people and creating an environment that prioritises career growth, learning and personal improvement. If you’re looking for an opportunity to level up in everything you do, you’ve come to the right place!

Job Opportunities

Didn’t find a developer position that suits you? Maybe we will!

We're always on the lookout for top developer talent, so if you're a dev looking for a new challenge, apply using our open application!

Get in touch at [email protected]

Why work at Root?

At Root, you’ll be part of a team that’s committed to moving the needle by showing up every day prepared to tackle challenges head-on. You’ll learn from insanely smart people and have the freedom to make your mark. You’ll also have everything you need to thrive in your role – be that three screens, flexible hours or even a day off to catch your breath. It’s only by helping each other succeed that we make progress.

By adopting the mindset that a happy team achieves the dream, we’re on our way to matching the success of our sister companies:

Our Tech Stack

Node.js lets us build fast without compromising on quality.
TypeScript allows us to grow whilst keeping the platform robust.
React keeps complex UI concerns simple and modular.
New Relic gives us rich insights into platform usage, without complex monitoring tooling.
Provides us with world-class, scalable infrastructure, at no operational overhead.
Reliable, robust and scalable; we use PostgreSQL because we never doubt how well it works.
Slack is an enabler for fast, transparent, public-by-default communication.
G Suite lets us proactively collaborate and rapidly iterate on everything we produce.
We love Jira's powerful way of helping us plan and deliver engineering work.
Figma makes it easy for our team to collaborate and bring creative ideas and prototypes to life in real-time.
Terraform enables us to define cloud infrastructure as code, which means it can be source controlled and easily restored across our environments with the click of a button in case of a meltdown, while also remaining platform agnostic.
We containerise our platform code using Docker, which helps us get our dev environments up and running fast and simplifies our deployments.
AWS helps us scale our services by taking advantage of cloud infrastructure.
We leverage Semaphore for our CI/CD pipelines.

Perks & benefits

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Competitive salaries

Salaries that compete with what you currently earn

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Generous leave

20+ days annual leave and unlimited space days to recharge

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Parental leave

Generous maternal and paternal leave

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Remote culture

A remote-first approach with flexible working hours

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Health benefits

Team wellness plans and medical aid contributions

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Personal growth

Learning opportunities and study leave for career growth

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Equipment on us

Everything you need for the perfect work setup

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Catered lunch

Healthy snacks and catered lunches when you’re in the office

Our virtues

Extreme ownership
  • We always lead.
  • We step up to take responsibility in any situation (internally or externally).
  • We delegate missions, not tasks.
  • We own our mistakes.
Ship things fast
  • We document everything.
  • We have no big reveals – share early and get feedback.
  • We iterate multiple times before a customer sees the work.
Start with why
  • We always action knowing why.
  • We keep your thinking & execution aligned
  • We ignore what doesn’t matter to achieve your goals
Assume good intent
  • We don’t do bureaucracy.
  • We don’t read into things.
  • We give people the benefit of the doubt.
Fully Transparent
  • We follow a #PublicByDefault system. We don’t send DMs unless we’re talking about something sensitive or personal.
  • We think out loud so that we can create space for input.
  • We believe there are no stupid questions.
Don't reinvent the wheel
  • We find a world-class benchmark to reference and iterate from there.
  • We don’t waste time working in silos. We ask for help from others who might already know the answers.
  • We acknowledge experts and take as many opportunities as we can to learn.
Keep it simple
  • We maintain laser focus by cutting out the noise and focusing on the most important thing.
  • We choose simplicity every time.
  • We refine our thinking by using one-pagers.
Learn fast and deep
  • We read, observe and think.
  • We speak to everyone.
  • We stay curious and focus on levelling up.

Meet the dream team

Alex Astengo
Sales
Anton Geyer
Product & Engineering
Ashton Williams
Legal
Barry Ubsdell
Sales
Brendan Stubbs
Product & Engineering
Charlotte Koep
CEO
Cheryl Childs
Projects
Daniel Cabral
Product & Engineering
Dionne Chasi
Product & Engineering
Ignatius Barnardt
Product & Engineering
J'Mari Kloppers
Product & Engineering
Jared Lesar
Legal
Jonathan Stewart
Co-Founder
Jordan Bettridge
Product & Engineering
Josh Di Bona
Projects
Khayelihle Tshuma
Product & Engineering
Lebohang Mbele
Product & Engineering
Lindsay Hardie
Product & Engineering
Lourens Pelser
Customer Operations
Louw Hopley
Co-Founder
Marcel Smuts
Product & Engineering
Mareli Rothmann
Projects
Mark Hankin
Finance
Megan van Strijp
People
Mike Davis
Product & Engineering
Miré de Swardt
Product & Engineering
Monique Heyden
Product & Engineering
Nadia Deale
Projects
Nathan Floor
Product & Engineering
Nkosilathi Vundla
Product & Engineering
Rail Da Ribeira
Product & Engineering
Reinet van Jaarsveld
Finance
Ryan Page
Product & Engineering
Ryan Strydom
Data Operations
Simone Seesink
Product & Engineering
Sizwe Mase
Business Development
Stephen Newton
Customer Support
Tom Montgomery
Projects