Alibaba cloud in Bellevue is looking for experienced engineers

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Sep 6, 2017 101 Comments

Anyone interested or knows anyone that might be interested please PM me. We can definitely beat msft /Amazon in terms of total comp with ease. We have also hired several from Google and Facebook. Btw, we support H1b transfer and sponsor Green card. One thing that I have to mention is that our bar is pretty high and all my referrals failed the interviews so far. The main problem is that you can't just do leetcode, it's not a general hire so we are looking for matching skill sets. This position requires hands on experience in a large scale distributed system.

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  • Oracle BMC
    How much is the pay
    Sep 6, 2017 21
    • New / Eng ᕕ( ᐕ )ᕗ
      I understand you wish to keep the negotiating edge, but a range and level is helpful to determine if the move is worth it.

      You're selling a company here and asking for people to join. I'm not seeing AWS, GCP, or even Azure doing that. People go to them.
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      I know we tend offers north of 500k
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Microsoft NP-Hard
      500k+@p9? What do you offer for p8?
      Sep 21, 2017
    • Alibaba
      nomads

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      I can't disclose offer details here
      Sep 21, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng chila
      300
      Sep 21, 2017
  • Eigen / Eng
    chancellor

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    chancellormore
    I might be interested but have heard a lot of bad reviews. One of my friend from Google joined there and after 2 months he was like why the hell I left Google..

    He returned to Google after 4 months.. so kinda big ?
    Sep 6, 2017 7
    • Alibaba
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      OP
      It's not too much about Chinese or not
      Sep 6, 2017
    • Lyft looool
      Are you kidding?! Leaving google for alibaba... it's just insane
      Sep 6, 2017
    • Eigen / Eng
      chancellor

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      Yup he did and returned back.. Not kidding.. I think he went for compensation or work or something but I can tell ya he gained by this short transition. He was hired back at better role and position by Google
      Sep 6, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      Yes, I can honestly say that you will learn more in Alibaba than in Google 9 out of 10 times
      Sep 6, 2017
    • New / Eng ᕕ( ᐕ )ᕗ
      So far the only thing I saw that the person who left learned was what he didn't want in a job...
      Sep 7, 2017
  • Microsoft pandaXpres
    I've interviewed with alibaba Bellevue. People seemed technically competent but the culture was weird. I felt I was actually in China. People in the kitchen conversing only in Mandarin. Every person Who interviewed me was Chinese - No diversity. And the culture overall seemed opaque. My advice - don't bother unless you are Chinese.
    Sep 7, 2017 3
    • Alibaba
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      We are working on the diversity problem
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Microsoft pandaXpres
      Good. That can make it attractive to many more people 👍
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      But the first one or two is the hardest
      Sep 7, 2017
  • Microsoft Ecdp64
    Hire me
    Sep 6, 2017 3
    • Alibaba
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      OP
      Why? Our bar is pretty high
      Sep 6, 2017
    • Oracle dgmn
      You sound like a guy negging chicks at a bar.
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Microsoft Ecdp64
      LOL
      Sep 7, 2017
  • eBay RioRiot
    I talked to the hiring manager at Alibaba. (I am not Chinese). Everyone is Chinese there. As per manager, the challenge would be interacting with the team in China due to language barrier. Unless Alibaba does a mass hiring of diverse/multilingual people, I don't think they can attract such talent.
    Sep 7, 2017 11
    • Microsoft Ecdp64
      Lol he said they are ready for a non Chinese speaker...classic trolling
      Sep 8, 2017
    • Microsoft l00ls
      If you can't speak Chinese why would you join?
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng FnSL66
      I would stay away if you are not Chinese. Even Chinese folks with long international experience having hard time reintegrating with the culture. Even Andrew Ng can't last and all BAT are very similar.
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng ayoyoyo
      Ng quit?
      Sep 9, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      Yes and no, you can't coast in Alibaba like you do in MSFT but you will learn and gain twice as much if not more so it all depends
      Sep 9, 2017
  • DocuSign signItNow
    Let's throw some numbers out, is the salary competitive as amazon/msft, or fb/goog?
    Sep 6, 2017 8
    • Amazon / Eng pufferduck
      so more than 230k/yr for a swe with 2 yr exp? if so, I'll consider applying sometime
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      Np if you are really a good fit
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      Btw, A/M rarely pay 230k for someone with just 2 years experience
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng pufferduck
      ok then, sounds good to me, I guess I'll give it a shot when I feel ready
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      You don't need to prepare for our interview and one can't really prepare anyway
      Sep 7, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng Kyup24
    Do you have to be Chinese? Is it an advantage?
    Sep 6, 2017 11
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      We support H1b transfer and sponsor Green card
      Sep 6, 2017
    • Rackspace / Eng
      Thsiscraz

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      Thsiscrazmore
      Alibaba HR gave me a different answer
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      That could just be an excuse
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Continental AG AJITHSG
      Do you process new H1B visa?
      Jan 4, 2018
    • Microsoft EDC2017
      No
      Jan 4, 2018
  • Twitter shdjskpqpn
    In hangzhou? Or in the Bay Area?
    Sep 6, 2017 6
    • Twitter shdjskpqpn
      Oh shucks. Would've liked to be in Hangzhou for a while. Loved it when I visited
      Sep 7, 2017
    • New jFYB38
      Honestly agree - would be willing to move to china for a few years if paid US wages. visited hangzhou and loved it, wife is Chinese and could easily find work...
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Twitter shdjskpqpn
      Yeah I visited Alibaba's campus and loved it. Great food in the city, west lake is amazing. My mandarin was getting a bit rusty anyway.
      Who knows I might even find a 土豪 there who loves me.
      Sep 7, 2017
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      @shdjsk, you will be more than welcome to go to work in Hangzhou for a few months in a year if you like
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Twitter shdjskpqpn
      That's pretty cool - I guess the visa to temporarily work in China is a simple process
      Sep 7, 2017
  • How does the interview loop look like? Coding test? Phone screen? Number of coding/design/culture rounds for onsite?
    Sep 7, 2017 9
    • OP, thanks for your prompt reply. It would be great if you could enlighten about the high bar? Are they coding questions? Is it white boarding? Or coding on coderpad along with code should execute? Or is it like real world problem solving where they make you work/debug minifeature?
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      We care more about real world problem solving
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Thanks! Really appreciate your inputs.
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Microsoft Harambe01
      Bar is very high == I'm ex-ms&fb and I will ask questions harder than leetcode because I solved leetcode hard myself when jumping out of ms. Right OP? I mean let's just start asking Topcoder Div1 1000 point questions. There I just made your interviews even harder, lol.
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      @Harambe, most of the candidates failed at the real world questions not leetcode
      Sep 7, 2017
  • Oracle foster
    The product is meant only for the Chinese market?
    Sep 7, 2017 2
    • Alibaba
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      No, internationalization is one of the top strategic priorities for Alibaba cloud
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Microsoft Ecdp64
      You will need to stop hiring Chinese only then
      Sep 8, 2017
  • Alibaba
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    In Bellevue
    Sep 6, 2017 2
    • New jFYB38
      Any chance of working in Hangzhou with current US wages? Sadly my Chinese is poor (my Chinese wife has tried!) but I am willing to study as fast as possible if immersed in China.
      Sep 7, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      OP
      Sure there are tons of job openings there. You can also be based here and go to work in China for a few months
      Sep 7, 2017
  • Microsoft try{}catch
    The career website only shows one open job posting in Seattle area. What positions are you hiring for?
    Sep 7, 2017 1
    • Alibaba
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      I am hiring SDEs PM me if you want to know more
      Sep 7, 2017
  • New shams
    What are the requirements from this position?
    Sep 7, 2017 1
    • Alibaba
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      We are looking for SDE with large scale cloud experience
      Sep 7, 2017
  • Microsoft kvGj16
    Any opening for pm or data scientist,
    Sep 6, 2017 1
    • Alibaba
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      Not that I know of
      Sep 6, 2017
  • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
    OP stated "Our hiring bar is high" all over the threads. Cultural fit in a all Chinese world is going to be truly high.
    Jul 27, 2018 0