Mobile Network Field Technician

Operations Seattle, Washington


Position at Ookla

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 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!

Our Field Operations team is seeking a driver/data collector, responsible for performing an automated test strategy. This role requires traveling to cities throughout the U.S. to conduct extensive drive and indoor/outdoor walking tests in order to measure the quality of service provided by cellular carriers. To be successful in this role you must be a strong communicator that is self-directed and possess a collaborative can-do attitude. 

If you have a U.S. driver's license, a good driving record, an independent and hard-working spirit and are willing to travel domestically, then we'd love to hear from you.

Expectations for Success 

  • Following GPS-provided driving directions, drives 8-12 hours a day for up to 21 consecutive days with possible extension
  • Maintain inventory and maintenance of assigned equipment
  • Accurate recording of daily tasks, activities and anomalies
  • Booking of transportation and lodging as it is related to individual assignments
  • Configures mobile phones and prepares mobile phone kits for data collection
  • Performs other duties as required


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.

  • At least a High School diploma
  • Minimum of 7 years of safe automotive driving experience in the U.S.
  • Well versed in the use of smartphones and mobile phone technology, specifically Android OS
  • Must be 25 or older (for rental car purposes) with a valid U.S. driver's license
  • Must pass background check and drug screen
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with Gmail, Google docs & Slack
  • Good driving record for past 7 years; Department of Motor Vehicles report will be required
  • Dependable, trustworthy, organized and efficient
  • High principles for quality, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Maintains professional conduct at all times while representing the company, whether internally, with vendors, or to the general public
  • Must be able to move while transporting up to 35lbs for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to travel domestically for up to 21 days at a time (with possible extension) by plane and vehicle
  • Ability to travel on short notice


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, 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! 


We have a preference for this person to be remotely located in Salt Lake City, but we are also open to having this person be remote in St. Louis or Hartford/New Haven.

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.]