Alibaba cloud is looking for talented engineers (please read the entire post)

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Dec 14, 2017 73 Comments

If you are a talented and motivated engineer looking for a growth opportunity to make a huge impact in shaping cloud computing, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Alibaba Cloud is looking for top engineers with at least 3 years experience to deliver innovative cloud services, and to globalize our services to become one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructures. 

This is a hands-on position where you will be asked to do everything from building rock-solid components to formulate strategy and evangelize 
technology, mentor other engineers and provide training and support for our supporting technologies.

And here are the answers to some frequently asked questions as I can't post anymore today.

1. You do NOT need to know Chinese, we especially welcome people with diverse background.
2. This position is in Bellevue, WA.
3. We currently only have hands-on software engineer position, aka. programmer.
4. We sponsor H1b transfer and green card.
5. We are hiring for the foreseeable future so please drop me a line whenever you are ready

Please PM me if you want to know more about it.

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  • Uber / Eng
    Rqwx5o

    Uber Eng

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    Rqwx5omore
    Curious if this is a Chinese sweatshop?
    Dec 14, 2017 3
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      OP
      Is uber a US sweatshop?
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Uber / Eng
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      Rqwx5omore
      Nope. It's pretty chill actually
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      OP
      It's pretty cool here too
      Dec 15, 2017
  • Facebook public
    ROFL
    Dec 14, 2017 3
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      What's so funny about
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Google anutr 🏅
      I don't get it, either. Why's this funny?
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Do explain
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng craplach42
    Damn. I’m a talented but unmotivated engineer.
    Dec 14, 2017 1
    • Amazon Vacuum
      Explains why you are still at MS.
      Dec 15, 2017
  • Oracle / Eng Timpoum
    Hey I'm principal at oracle. I make 500k. How much would I make at alibaba?
    Dec 15, 2017 7
    • Oracle / Eng Timpoum
      No it isn't typical I got lucky
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Oracle kxkrnrj74
      Or trolling :)
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Amazon
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      Troll, ignore
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Alibaba
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      OP
      I don't know, given the way its stock tank, it doesn't matter how much you make in Oracle.
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

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      Hooliganssmore
      AWS is in two regions in China, but I think we’re going to get stomped there.
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Compking

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    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    Compkingmore
    Can I ask you the ratio of non Chinese engineers? Also, what is the title like? Is there a title increase like Oracle did if you move from one of leading cloud companies like Amazon and Microsoft (eg Microsoft seniors went as a principal engineer at Oracle)?
    Dec 14, 2017 3
    • Oracle / Eng Timpoum
      We have a title increase compare to amazon that's a fact.
      But compare to Microsoft not so much. Or at least not anymore. The lucky ones that came before we had the right interview protocol in place have inflated title and we all know who they are and will most likely leave after not meeting expectations.

      I'm bar raiser and I saw that our leveling match well Microsoft. Except :
      - level 60 always comes as IC2 (sde2)
      - level 64 sometimes (30/70) comes as IC4 (principal)

      The rest is pretty consistent
      Dec 15, 2017
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      Pm me if you want to know more
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Microsoft strcpy
      Timpoum is a troll. Read his comments below.
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Microsoft lUxU48
    Alibaba should operate out of China and stay where it belongs.. about time Americans realize Chinese are here to steal our intellectual property, Copy, own the assets. Do you all want to be slaves to red China?
    Dec 15, 2017 2
    • Amazon Vacuum
      Copying others is part of growing up. We ( the US) copied a lot from Britain in the beginning of last century as well.
      Dec 15, 2017
  • Twilio oatmealh8
    There is a genie joke here somewhere. Wish I could think of it.
    Dec 14, 2017 2
    • Rackspace / Other TxHeat
      Get on your carpet and fly on over here to Alibaba.
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Amazon Vacuum
      No that's Aladin that you are thinking of.
      Dec 15, 2017
  • New Zennely
    Looking for interns??
    Dec 14, 2017 1
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      Yes
      Dec 14, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng Jeffo
    TC for L5?
    Dec 14, 2017 2
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      What is TC?
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng Jeffo
      total comp, base, sign on, RSU
      Dec 14, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng
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    Seattle only ?
    Dec 14, 2017 5
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      Bellevue
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng
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      So sad, i will try if it has Bay Area office
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Lyft Vvvg
      Why would you move from fb?
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng
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      Explore new possibilities after spending too many years in FB
      Dec 15, 2017
  • Microsoft BTC$$$
    Oh look this guy is back. Congrats on changing your name from "awskiller" and "killazure" to "settle" this time, it seems somehow appropriate.

    For folks interested plz see their previous blind thread where (non)existance of non-Chinese speaking employees, and questionable hiring practices are adequately covered.

    Alternatively visit the black building in question in Bellevue and let us know if you hear a single hallway conversation happening in any language other than Mandarin (hint: you won't)
    Dec 17, 2017 3
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      I can assure you that you are rejected purely based on your technical performance. Just move on, no need to spread hatred here.
      Dec 18, 2017
    • New 89A5qr
      Can’t agree more. The HR and hiring manager are soooo unprofessional. Worst experience I have ever had in all my interviews.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Microsoft BTC$$$
      😁 Somehow I doubt I meet the criteria to get an interview, but I'll be sure to brush up on my Mandarin! Truth in advertising... it warms the heart.
      Dec 20, 2017
  • Amazon wwops
    Last time this came people were very blunt that if you are not Chinese don't bother. Everyone speaks Chinese at work. No one is Indian white black or Hispanic. You won't be promoted unless you're one of them.
    Dec 15, 2017 3
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      Please don't take whatever says in blind seriously. We do have non Chinese speakers
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Amazon Vacuum
      Your statement doesn't mean anything unless you quantity it somehow. Having just one non Chinese employee would make that statement true.
      Would you like to give more details, a rough percentage of Chinese to non Chinese ratio?
      Dec 15, 2017
    • New 89A5qr
      You mean the Korean IT guy? Nobody speaks English in office.
      Dec 19, 2017
  • Amazon
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    Location?
    Dec 14, 2017 2
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      I think I have mentioned in the post, it's Bellevue, WA
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Amazon
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      Oops, didn't read that part
      Dec 14, 2017
  • Expedia QryL69
    Interested... Link to openings?
    Dec 14, 2017 1
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      Please pm me for the link
      Dec 15, 2017
  • AppDynamics XlRo30
    Any business development and strategic alliances roles?
    Dec 14, 2017 0
  • Apple OMLc42
    Is your team looking for any other roles beside engineers?
    Dec 14, 2017 0
  • Uber Head
    When Jack Ma stops dancing...
    Dec 14, 2017 0
  • Microsoft lUxU48
    Agreed! No arguments there. But let’s think QIi Lu, he learned at MS and now in China working for Baidu. So, copy then run off with it.. I rest my case.
    Dec 15, 2017 2
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      I would encourage you to go to China. It's sad that most of us (US citizens) don't even know that China is way ahead in certain high tech areas. I can't stress more on the importance of knowing your enemy.
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Uber vjpj57
      Yep, the PM2.5 filtering cloud tech is light years ahead lololol
      Dec 18, 2017
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    OP: Career webpage /job URL? I suppose they are hiring PMs too ?
    Dec 15, 2017 1
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      Please read my post
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Amazon abrs
    Are you planning to hire product managers?
    Dec 15, 2017 1
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      Please read my post
      Dec 16, 2017