Data Analyst at Ookla (Seattle, WA or Remote)

| Seattle | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $100,000-$120,000 Annually
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We're Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, Downdetector, and an ever-expanding suite of connectivity tools. Our team is a group of people brought together through passion and inspired by possibility. We are looking for team members who enjoy solving complex problems, are motivated to challenge themselves, and are delighted with turning clever ideas into unique products.
Millions of tests are performed through our products and thousands of data points are collected globally every day. With all this usage comes countless ways to dissect and analyze our data, and plenty of exciting opportunities to optimize our monetization strategy. When you work for us, you are using Ookla data and insights to further our mission to improve connectivity for all.
Ookla's data science team is looking for a data analyst to help us dive deep to analyze, understand, and communicate key insights about internet access and performance around the world. Our company, known for Speedtest and Downdetector, is a team of passionate individuals who have turned clever ideas into unique products and a thriving business. Globally, millions of tests are performed every day across the Speedtest ecosystem. All that usage provides countless ways to dissect and analyze our data. It also empowers us to help make the internet better, faster, and more accessible for everyone. If you crave the chance to do your best work in a flexible work environment where we value individuality and fun as much as we value talent, we want to hear from you.
As a data analyst, your primary focus will be enabling internal and external customers to gain insights from the vast Ookla dataset. Successful applicants will have an inquisitive nature, a creative approach to solving problems, excellent communication skills, and a strong drive for data advocacy. We're especially interested in candidates who also have experience with time series analysis, geospatial clustering, and anomaly detection.
We are committed to providing you a flexible work environment where individuality, fun, and talent are all valued equally. If you consider yourself innovative, adept at collaboration, and you care deeply about the work you do, we want to talk!
  • Identify significant patterns in large, unlabeled data sets
  • Support teams across the business through exploratory analysis, custom reporting, and quality assurance
  • Work closely with technical account managers to resolve customer data questions
  • Create tools for identifying data trends and telling stories

We are looking for the right person, not the exact list of requirements. If you believe your life experience has prepared you for similar challenges, we'd like to hear from you.
  • Collaborative mindset with a strong drive to learn from and teach others
  • The ability to communicate and tell stories with data through data visualization, statistical analysis, and writing
  • Strong familiarity with R (or Python) for data analysis and SQL for accessing large data sets
  • Experience applying statistical methods to real-world challenges
  • Proven history of exceptional customer service and advocacy
  • Experience with internet, cellular, and broadband technologies nice to have

We care deeply about each other and the work we do, and our perks are just one way we demonstrate this. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including (but not limited to):
  • 401(k) matching,
  • Flex Friday,
  • unlimited PTO,
  • ESPP options,
  • health/dental/vision insurance coverage, and
  • enhanced parental leave.

You will have the best hardware, software, and tools available for you to do your work, and we provide excellent flexibility for working remotely as time and responsibilities allow. To promote your success and growth, we offer tuition reimbursement, educational opportunities, and anti-racism and LGBTQIA+ resource libraries. Transit passes, team happy hours and activities, and gym reimbursements are only a few of the additional, outstanding perks available to you at Ookla!
If you're passionate about joining the work we're doing, we welcome your application and encourage applicants with both traditional and non-traditional experience that makes them an excellent candidate for the role. We strongly believe diversity of all kinds makes us better. We are an equal opportunity employer actively working to build an inclusive workforce at all levels of the company. [Read our latest diversity report from our parent company here .]
We want to ensure candidates have everything they need throughout our application and hiring process. If you have any individual needs related to disability or accessibility, we encourage you to contact and let us know how we can best accommodate you.
The salary range reflected is an estimate of average pay for the primary location. This range may vary if an offer is made for work in a different location. Salary range for this role: $100,000 - $120,000.
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Our headquarters is located downtown Seattle. Blocks away from Pike Place Market, next door to great shopping with nearby trendy restaurants and bars. Easily accessible from multiple public transits.

An Insider's view of Ookla

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a mom of two young kids, I’ve been able to be present for family events and tend to their needs without worrying about letting deadlines slip or being punished. I can work the hours that best fit the needs of my family and adjust accordingly. My team is supportive and understanding that I have to juggle life and work at times.


Director of Strategy

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Many of the people I work with at Ookla are remote or international. By utilizing tools like Jira and Confluence or Slack, I always feel like we are working together by updating status' or doing screen shares. It's so easy to jump on a quick call and solve a problem instead of going through rounds of emails and we do that at Ookla very well.


Technical Program Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown and matured beyond my expectations working here. There has always been a nice balance of challenging problems to solve combined with the support of the entire team to be successful. I still remember my first deploy, reaching millions of people within minutes! It was a surreal feeling and I still remember the sense of pride I had


Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Each day is about providing oversight of media relations efforts. I monitor industry news, manage inbound press inquiries, track media coverage and press placement, and share our content with the press when appropriate. I often review external materials and work with team members on media opportunities to further develop Ookla’s global voice.


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