Amazon L5 to Facebook E5?

Amazon / Eng lifeisbear
Jul 11 8 Comments

I have an interview with FB, recruiter said it would be E5 if I ace the interview otherwise E4. I am a SDE2, very close to SDE3 atm.

Is Amazon SDE2 to FB E5 doable? Anyone has gone through route?

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  • Facebook cochococho
    Its doable but beware the responsibilities of an E5 are higher than what most SDE2s will ever do
    Jul 11 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      lifeisbear

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      lifeisbearmore
      OP
      What's the major responsibility of E5? I thought it is equivalent to SDE3.

      Many senior SDE2s are already performing SDE3 role and we need to persist that for at least a year to get promoted but even that does not happen to everyone due to the lack of opportunity.

      I architect and deliver products while leading other devs with cross team influences.
      Jul 12
  • Uber waaaah
    Nobody should judge you based on your current level. If you are doing work of a Senior eng then it would be easy to see at the interview.
    Jul 11 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      lifeisbear

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      lifeisbearmore
      OP
      Thanks for encouraging me! Will push my self hearder :)
      Jul 12
  • Facebook / Mgmt vjuiu
    Whats the downside with trying?
    Jul 11 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      lifeisbear

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      lifeisbearmore
      OP
      Yes I will try. Not gonna accept E4 anyway if happens though.
      Jul 12
  • Amazon / Eng
    VVbx00

    Amazon Eng

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    Amazon
    VVbx00more
    Yes Its doable, I know a friend who was L5 at Amazon and got Facebook E5 with experience of little less than 4 years.
    Jul 21 0
  • Amazon Dh47897!
    Yes it’s doable I know folks who did that
    Jul 17 0