Software Engineer (Security)

Seattle, Washington, United States - Remote

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Ookla® is a global leader in network intelligence and connectivity insights. Explore solutions for consumers, operators, businesses, non-profits, and more.

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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.

We are looking for a highly capable software engineer to join our Powered team and contribute to the core libraries that power every Speedtest client, and to the SDKs used by third-party device manufacturers and application developers.

You will be responsible for designing and building features that ensure the accuracy of our test methodology and integrity of our measurements. You can code in a variety of languages, from platform-specific languages (Kotlin/Java, Swift/Objective-C) for mobile environments, JavaScript for the web, and C++ for cross-platform functionality or embedded systems.

You love to code and appreciate well designed and resilient algorithms. You have solid experience with networking technologies, and an interest in Android and iOS platforms and embedded environments. You want to make a better Internet for everyone. You already use Ookla’s tools to check your broadband or mobile data performance, now you have a chance to be a part of the team that produces them.

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!

Expectations for Success

  • Develop and maintain features in the SDKs that provide network testing functionality to third party device manufacturers and application developers. This includes design, implementation, testing, documentation, deployment, development support and maintenance.
  • Solve for reliability, flexibility, portability, and code reuse.
  • Integrate analytics to ensure optimal performance of deployed code.
  • Collaborate on architecture, technology choices, and interactions with other core components such as front end code, backend APIs or our distributed server network.


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.

  • 5+ years of software development experience, with a solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and design patterns
  • Strong understanding of software security principles and algorithms
  • Experience with networking (IP, TCP/UDP, HTTP/S, WebSocket)
  • Experience writing unit, integration, load and stress tests
  • Proficiency with collaborative development workflows (branches, PRs) and continuous integration practices
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong time management skills and a self driven work ethic

Nice to have

  • Experience with Android using Kotlin or Java
  • Experience with iOS using Swift or Objective-C
  • Experience with embedded systems using C++ or C


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
  • unlimited PTO
  • ESPP options
  • health/dental/vision insurance coverage
  • 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: $115,000 - $185,000

Tags: Analytics Android APIs C iOS Java JavaScript Kotlin Strategy

Perks/benefits: Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Insurance Parental leave Team events Unlimited paid time off

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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