Recruiter told me I passed the loop but am being offered SDE1 role instead of SDE2. What should I target/expect my TC offer to be? I have 3.5 years experience, with masters, and in the Bay Area.
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- Amazon pupper41New grads return interns with masters are getting 170k in the Bay Area, so I’d start there. If you’re being offered an sde1 role, that means the bar raiser didn’t think you met the sde2 bar.
- Amazon kwdm67Unless you get a very good offer, at 3.5 years exp you should only accept an Sde2 offer. If you accept Sde1 offer it can take upto 2 years to get to Sde2. And then you will only get the min Sde2 wage. I would very highly recommend to reapply in 6 months and come in as Sde2 at the median Sde2 wage.
- Screw them. They are low balling you. Anyone above 2.5 years of industry experience should be SDE2 TC if not SDE2 title.