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

Kate Shaw Account Manager

“I'm currently learning many new things at Root, and going about this alone would have been much harder.”

Gustav Streicher Software Engineer

“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

“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 Account Management Team Lead

“As cheesy as it sounds, Root is a place where nothing is ever impossible.”

Megan van Strijp Office & Experience Manager

“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 COO

“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 Customer Support Represenative

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

Ryan Strydom 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

“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 Operations Manager
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Software has the power to create a better future for us all.
Root brings talented people together to solve big problems. We power innovation and drive the insurance industry forward.

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We're building a better way to work

If you're interested in joining the Root team and don't see an open role that fits your skills, we'd love to hear from you too. Apply using our open application and let's chat!

Senior Software Engineer

Full time   Cape Town, remote-friendly
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Solutions Engineer

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Solutions Engineer Team Lead

Full time   Cape Town, remote-friendly
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Full time   Cape Town, remote-friendly
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Didn’t find a software engineering position that suits you? Maybe we will!

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

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The Root team

Why work at Root?

At Root we believe that it’s only by helping each other succeed that we make progress.

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 have everything you need to thrive in your role – be that three screens, flexible hours or even a day off to catch your breath.

Join our talented team to learn from each other, tackle challenges together and make your mark on the future of insurance.

Our tech stack

Perks & benefits

Competitive salaries

Salaries that compete with the best in the industry

Unlimited leave

20+ days annual leave and unlimited space days to recharge

Parental leave

Generous maternal and paternal leave

Remote culture

A remote-first approach with flexible working hours

Health benefits

Team wellness plans and medical aid contributions

Personal growth

Team wellness plans and medical aid contributions

Equipment on us

Everything you need for the perfect work setup

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.
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Ship things fast

  • We document everything.
  • We don't do big reveals – we share early and get feedback.
  • We iterate multiple times before a customer sees the work.
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Start with why

  • We always action knowing why.
  • We keep our thinking & execution aligned.
  • We ignore what doesn’t matter to achieve our goals.
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Assume good intent

  • We don’t do bureaucracy.
  • We don’t read into things.
  • We give people the benefit of the doubt.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Learn fast and deep

  • We read, observe and think.
  • We speak to everyone.
  • We stay curious and focus on levelling up.
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Meet the dream team

  • Anton Geyer Product
  • Arno Louw Product
  • Barry Ubsdell Sales
  • Brendan Stubbs Product
  • Charlotte Koep COO
  • Chelsea Frost Sales
  • Cheyenne Clifton Customer Support
  • Christopher Rimmer Sales
  • Dionne Chasi Product
  • Glenn Madzonga Product
  • Gustav Streicher Product
  • Ignatius Barnardt Product
  • Jared Lesar Legal
  • Jonathan Stewart Co-Founder
  • Josh Di Bona Projects
  • Kate Shaw Customer Success
  • Khayelihle Tshuma Product
  • Kirsten Adams People Ops
  • Lee-Anne Govender Legal
  • Lindsay Hardie People Ops
  • Louw Hopley CEO
  • Mareli Rothmann Projects
  • Mathapelo Kasienyane Customer Success
  • Mark Goosen Sales
  • Mark Hankin Finance
  • Megan van Strijp People Ops
  • Mike Davis Product
  • Miré de Swardt Product
  • Monique Heyden Product
  • Nathan Floor Product
  • Nkosilathi Vundla Product
  • Rebecca Lain Product
  • Reinet van Jaarsveld Finance
  • Royden Weyer Product
  • Rudi Dykman Product
  • Ryan Page Product
  • Ryan Strydom Data Ops
  • Samantha Locke People Ops
  • Shaun Tame Product
  • Simone Leukes Customer Support
  • Sizwe Mase Customer Success
  • Stephen de Goede Product
  • Stephen Newton Customer Support
  • Thabang Chukura Projects
  • Theunis Duminy Product
  • Timo King Projects
  • Wesley De Wet Product
  • Wiehahn Carstens Customer Operations
  • Will Yates Data Ops

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