Data Engineer III

Engineering Remote - Malaga Remote - Spain


Position at Ookla

We’re Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, Downdetector, Ekahau, RootMetrics, and an ever-expanding suite of connectivity solutions. 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 consumer-initiated tests are performed through our products and billions of data points are collected globally every day. With all this measurement comes countless ways to dissect and analyze our data, and plenty of exciting opportunities to optimize our broader strategy. When you work for us, you are using Ookla data and insights to further our mission to improve connectivity for all.   
We’re looking for a data engineer to join the Ookla Data Engineering team and help us process the world’s best collection of data on mobile and fixed internet performance. As a data engineer you will be focused on developing tools, libraries and operations to support data scientists and analysts as they discover new and exciting ways to apply our data. Applicants should have a strong, data-focused programming background and be passionate about accuracy and performance. You will work on big data using the latest technologies.   
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 high volume data processing jobs across various platforms including Redshift, Athena, Iceberg, Spark and Airflow   
  • Work closely with Data Scientists to turn theory and methodology into viable products   
  • Identify bottlenecks in system performance and make recommendations on improving process efficiency   
  • Support and collaborate with data scientists, analysts, and product managers   
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.   
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience   
  • Strong understanding of programming concepts with experience in at least 1 OOP language (Python, Scala, Java)   
  • Strong background and 3+ years of direct experience working with Python   
  • Experience with high volume distributed data processing in Spark   
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL, databases (MySQL / Redshift / Athena / Trino), data modeling, and modern data warehouse (lakehouse) management   
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analysis skills   
  • Excited to learn and work with new technologies in a dynamic environment   
  • Strong communication skills both in person and via virtual mediums   
  • Strong time management skills and a self driven work ethic   
  • Experience with AWS cloud services is a plus   
  • Experience with event driven architecture and streaming data pipelines is a plus   
  • Background check required   
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):   
  • Competitive annual leave   
  • ESPP options   
  • Comprehensive benefits plans   
  • Pension plan contribution   
  • Paid maternity and parental leave   
  • Wellness benefits (Calm app, gym reimbursement, ERG groups, etc)   
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 educational opportunities, and anti-racism and LGBTQIA+ resource libraries, team activities, and many more.  
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.] Ookla is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   
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.