Industry Analyst, Telecoms

Marketing Denver, Colorado Remote - United States


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.      
Ookla is looking for an Industry Analyst to develop and own the company’s editorial program and external facing thought leadership across the Americas. This is a highly specialized role for an individual with demonstrated mastery level knowledge of technical telecommunications trends, with an emphasis on network performance, quality and accessibility.       
With the support of Ookla’s existing editorial and marketing team, the Lead Industry Analyst will be responsible for shaping and driving the company’s key technical enterprise messages to a sophisticated international audience. The vast majority of projects will be writing-based, but there are also significant opportunities to share analysis through other mediums such as interviews, webinars and events.      
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!      
  1. Develop Ookla’s industry content roadmap for the Americas, targeting decision makers across various audiences   
  2. Audiences include network operators, device and chipset manufacturers, governments and regulatory bodies, trade groups, industry press, and more.      
  3. Interact with key customers and prospects as part of Ookla events, third party events, sales-led QBRs and other client-facing engagements.      
  4. Amplify content through interviews with press, speaking opportunities at trade shows and events, on social media, and with customers/prospects.      
  5. Supervise the delivery of custom research as required, to help broaden and drive more value from Ookla’s engagement with key customers.      
  6. Coordinate with the wider analyst and account management teams to help identify storytelling opportunities and bring those ideas to life.      
  7. Collaborate closely with data, product and design teams to ensure analyst content and analysis is robust, targeted and impactful      
  8. Become an expert in Ookla’s products, datasets and core audiences to be able to represent the company in front of customers and in the press.     
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.      
  • Demonstrated experience being the primary researcher and writer of technical telecommunications content (e.g. white papers, industry reports, articles, etc)      
  • Seasoned telecommunications industry career experience, ideally within a wireless operator environment      
  • CFA      
  • Background in statistics, applied mathematics, or related field       
  • Excellent English-language business writing and editing expertise      
  • Adept at working with data in both visual and written forms      
  • Able to clearly and effectively communicate to senior technical enterprise audiences via writing       
  • Eager to work closely with colleagues and foster a positive, inclusive work environment      
  • Energized by a fast-paced environment where project priorities and key messages change frequently      
  • The humility to take edits well and the audacity to know when to push back      
  • Spanish or Portuguese language is a nice to have      
  • 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):      
  • 401(k) matching       
  • Unlimited PTO      
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan options       
  • Health/dental/vision insurance coverage       
  • Wellness benefits (Calm app, gym reimbursement, ERG groups, etc)      
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) (mental health, financial advice, legal guidance, and more)      
  • Maven Fertility options       
  • Pregnancy support      
  • Pet insurance      
  • Enhanced parental leave      
  • Disability coverage     
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, anti-racism and LGBTQIA+ resource libraries, team activities, and many more.  
As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, Ookla provides a range for the base pay. Factors that may be used to determine your actual pay may include your specific job related knowledge, skills, experience, and geographic location. The base pay for this position ranges from $120,000 /year up to $150,000/year.      
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.