Amazon Interview

Cumulus / Mgmt PasD67
Sep 12, 2017 11 Comments

I applied to a Cloud Solution Architect role at Amazon AWS online/LinkedIn.

I got an email asking for times to do a phone interview, and then a follow-up email saying they are doing a "hiring event" in a few weeks. 1 hour long with both the hiring manager(30mins) and a tech interviewer (30mins).

Has anyone gone through the hiring events?
Any suggestions/tips for a role like this?

I'm a 39 year old full-stack developer (Angular 2/4, asp.net core / WebApi, Bootstrap, MSSQL, React.js, Redux.js, etc. ) / enterprise architect, TOGAF, MCSP, ITIL certs.
I started off as a network admin -> sales/marketing -> development -> enterprise/solution architect.
I don't have experience with AWS, but since I got the email I figured I would do the AWS Certified Solutions Architect cert...figured, it can't hurt professional and maybe for interview points.
Also, in my spare time, learning AI / Machine learning for fun.

Any comments or suggestions, would greatly appreciate it.

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  • Got hired during one of these events. Was hard but went through it.
    Sep 12, 2017 2
    • May I asked what the interview process was like? Just to clarify, you got hired for SA role?
      Mar 26
    • Microsoft awsmsgoog
      What level did you get hired and what was TC? @astro
      May 7
  • Apple D37y05
    Having some kind of cloud experience helps. But it's not necessary. Again, Amazon is a weird place, they also live by their leadership principles- everything you talk will be pegged against those principles.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Apple D37y05
    Amazon Solution Architect are more of preSales roles albeit little more technical. Be prepared for "STAR" modeled questions; they will test you on your presentational skills and communication rather than technical depth.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
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    can u share details of hiring event? is it open for everyone or just prescreened candidates?
    Sep 12, 2017 2
    • Cumulus / Mgmt PasD67
      OP
      Thanks for getting back to me. We area actually having aย  hiring event on Friday, Sept 22nd at our Atlanta office. This meeting will only last about an hour and takes the place of the two phone interviews in our interview process. You would get the chance to meet the hiring manager as well as a member of the team and we would let you know if you are coming onsite for your onsite interview within 48 hours. Please let me know if you think you will be available on this date and I will work to get you scheduled at your preferred time.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Cumulus / Mgmt PasD67
      OP
      thatโ€™s copy/paste of the email I got
      Sep 12, 2017
  • Cumulus / Mgmt PasD67
    OP
    Umm, you think this a step back professionally speaking?
    Sep 12, 2017 2
    • Apple D37y05
      It's a life style job. It's close to business, you'll be on the road often meeting AWS clients interacting with C-level execs, building/demo-ing PoCs and pitching solutions contributing to Sales target. If you want to be on business side, like traveling and meeting people it's a best job you can ask for. But if your heart is rather in coding either if you don't like travel or if you don't have presentation/communication skills it'll be a job you won't succeed.
      Sep 12, 2017
    • Cumulus / Mgmt PasD67
      OP
      Thank you! Do you know if having AWS experience is a requirement? Or me doing the AWS certification is needed?
      Sep 12, 2017

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