I have a bit over 3 YOE at Microsoft (Redmond), still level 60/SWE 1. I'm looking to move to the BA and did a phone interview with Amazon (advertising) and while I got a no for SDE 2, the recruiter just messaged me saying the interviewer said "yes" for SDE 1.
Would it be a bad idea to move from SWE 1 to SDE 1 after 3 YOE? I feel like I'm on the lower end of candidates with 3 yoe, no real design experience or leadership experience yet, so interviewing has been tough. Obviously no guarantee that anything changes at Amazon, but curious what you all think.
Promotion at Amazon is highly depending on the manager. Don't take the risk of being SDE1 when you have 5 YOE.