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Ookla Senior Software Engineer (Web) in Seattle, Washington

Ready to challenge yourself to dive deep and think big? Ookla, the company behind 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 on the web, desktop and mobile apps, embedded in routers and deployed in thousands of servers. With all that usage comes countless ways to dissect and analyze our data, and plenty of exciting opportunities to optimize our monetization strategy. It also gives us the ability 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.

We are looking for a highly capable software engineer to join our web application team. You will be responsible for building features that deliver meaningful and accurate results conveyed with a cutting edge user experience.

You have built and maintained complex applications with React. You understand how to shape application state and which libraries allow navigating through a series of actions. You enjoy designing components and appreciate finding the right balance between reusability and immediacy.

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 people first, employees second at Ookla, and we know there is no one perfect path to any job. If you’re excited about the work we’re doing and think you have a creative new approach, please apply whether or not your experience matches the job description. 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 here ( ]

Expectations for Success

  • Develop and maintain features of our flagship site and of the Speedtest Intelligence application. This includes design, implementation, testing, deployment, documentation and maintenance.

  • Solve for reliability, scale and flexibility, all the while implementing a visually rich and slick user experience.

  • Integrate analytics to ensure optimal performance of deployed code.

  • Collaborate on architecture, technology choices, and interactions with other core components such as shared libraries, backend APIs or our distributed server network.


The heading says “requirements” but we’re looking for the right person not the exact list. If your life experience prepares you for similar challenges, we’d like to hear from you.

  • 5+ years of professional web application development, with experience building and maintaining large scale highly visible web applications

  • Expertise with JavaScript or TypeScript, with a solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and design patterns.

  • Expertise with web technologies (HTML, CSS, HTTP, JWT, REST).

  • Expertise with React or AngularJS, particularly designing and implementing reusable components

  • Experience writing unit, integration, and user interface tests.

  • Proficiency with team development workflows (branches, PRs, code reviews) and continuous integration practices.

  • Strong time management skills and a self driven work ethic.


  • Experience with mobile development or React Native

  • Contributed to open source projects.


We offer competittive compensation, flexible schedules, transit passes, on- and off-site happy hours (when it is safe to do so again), team activities (even remotely), lunch on Wednesdays and an office kitchen full of snacks (when we are back in the office). Our comprehensive benefits package includes 401(k) matching, unlimited paid vacation and sick time, ESPP options, health/dental insurance coverage and a stand-out parental leave. We make sure you 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. Visit [our Built In Seattle page ( ].