Currently SDE II at MSFT TC 150K
Seems like they are trying to lowball me gave standard "Just didn't quite have enough for SDE II" and "Will be on fast track to SDE II" will start as "High end of SDE I"
Will post offer numbers when I have them...
Update on Offer:
Sign on: 30K yr1/paid monthly, 22K yr2/paid monthly
Stock: 40 RSU
Currently have 80K equity in MSFT RSU.
- Facebook 한국I had 3 months experience and was given sde 2 offer lol.
Super inconsistent leveling imo
- Not always. What matters is the quality of the experience. I’ve seen engineers with 9 months get SDE2 and 10 years get nothing. And both were the right call.
It also depends on your education: having a masters degree or PhD can help substantially on the coding/system design questions.Dec 6, 20180
- Microsoft TEpK14Umm. No. At 5.5 yoe I had an offer for high end SDE 2. Your interviews did not go well
- I’ve done > 350 amazon interviews and can speak from experience here. 5 years is the outer edge for SDE1. 4 years is where I usually draw the line except in unusual circumstances.
I have seen candidates who were better than all SDE1 but not better than 50% of SDE2 (the hiring bar). I’ve made the case for “fast tracking to promotion” because p0 for SDE2 *is* the promotion bar.