C/C++ Software Engineer

Ookla - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, is a hard-working, fun-loving team of passionate individuals who have turned a clever idea into a unique product and thriving business. Globally, millions of tests are performed every day across the Speedtest ecosystem on the web, desktop and mobile apps - even on embedded routers!

We are looking for a highly capable software engineer to join our SDK team and contribute to the core libraries that power every Speedtest client. You will be responsible for building features in C++ that conduct a wide variety of network measurements, while finding the right balance between platform specific code and shared libraries.

You love to code. 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.


Develop and maintain the core C++ libraries that provide testing functionality to all of our applications. This includes design, implementation, testing, documentation, deployment, develop support and maintenance.
Solve for reliability, flexibility, portability, and code reuse.
Integrate analytics to ensure optimal performance of deployed code.
Collaborate on architecture, technology choices, and interactions with other core components such as front end code, backend APIs or our distributed server network.

4+ years of software development experience, with a solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and design patterns.
Expertise with C and C++11 including additional libraries such as Poco, Boost or MFC.
Strong understanding of networking fundamentals (IP, TCP/UDP, HTTP/S, WebSocket).
Experience writing unit, integration, load and stress tests.
Proficiency with collaborative development workflows (branches, PRs) and continuous integration practices.
Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills.
Strong time management skills and a self driven work ethic.

Embedded development, with toolchains and cross compilation
Familiarity with UI design patterns (reactive programming, mobile frameworks)
Contributed to Open Source projects.

Ookla has great benefits including competitive compensation, medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family, a generous vacation and holiday plan, stand out maternity/paternity leave and more. We also provide the best hardware, software and tools available for you to do your work.