Data Scientist at Ookla

Remote | Full-time
Ookla

Data Scientist

  • REMOTE
  • United States
  • Data Science
  • Full time

Description

At Ookla, our mission is to help make the internet better, faster and more accessible for everyone. Globally, millions of users perform tests across the Speedtest and Downdetector ecosystem each day, which allows us to track internet performance and outages in real time.

We’re looking for a mid- to senior-level data scientist to join our unique and highly-collaborative team of analysts and data scientists. Your primary focus will be developing methodologies that describe mobile and fixed internet performance in new and meaningful ways that enable consumers, service providers, manufacturers, regulators, and more to understand their service and make informed decisions.

For this role, a strong understanding of both inferential statistics and R are needed. 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 broadband networking technologies, cloud computing, and developing reproducible software. We typically use tools like R, Redshift, Python, and Spark for our daily work.

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 would offer a creative new perspective, 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].

Responsibilities

  • Lead development of metrics for describing internet quality of service and quality of experience and approaches for statistical testing
  • Provide thoughtful analysis and data-driven support for teams throughout the company including data quality assurance, exploratory analysis, and data preparation or presentation
  • Create internal tools, packages, and documentation
  • Mentor teammates and help them develop new skill

Requirements

  • Dependable team player that enjoys learning from and teaching others
  • Strong understanding of statistical inference and testing and experience applying statistical methods to real-world challenges
  • Experience using and developing R (tidyverse)
  • SQL expertise, and experience building complex queries against large data sets
  • The ability to communicate and tell stories about data
  • Proven history of exceptional customer service and advocacy
  • Experience with internet, cellular, and broadband technology and infrastructure a plus

Benefits

People come first at Ookla. We offer competitive compensation, flexible schedules, transit passes, on- and off-site happy hours, team activities, lunch on Wednesdays and an office kitchen full of snacks. 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] for even more information.

Location

**This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.**

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