Amazon SDE2 to equivalent outside engineering positions

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May 7, 2018 12 Comments

If getting promoted to SDE2 in Amazon soon, is it hard to move to LinkedIn/Lyft/Google/FB/tier1 companies without getting downleveled?

Currently with only 1.5 yoe and considering a switch after promotion happens.

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  • Google jxgX64
    I think most places equate that to l4 at Max.. If yoe is more than 2-3.. then l4 will work
    May 7, 2018 8
    • Google jxgX64
      Companies will always try to Down level..
      May 7, 2018
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      ivdY32

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      Then is the only advantage of getting promoted at the current company just for higher comp when jumping?
      May 7, 2018
    • Amazon zRqI41
      It depends. My friend as a recently promoted SDE2 got Facebook E5 earlier this year.

      Google will not give T5 offer that easily tho.
      May 8, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Tushar roy
      @zRql41 how many yoe did he/she have?
      May 8, 2018
    • Amazon zRqI41
      3 yrs but he’s special. PhD, lead a project here, very smart, good at both algorithm and architecture.

      I know another guy as high end SDE2, been in Amazon for a long time, 8 yrs exp, one step away from SDE3, also got a senior position outside which is more of an ordinary situation.
      May 8, 2018
  • Google jxgX64
    No. If you were trying to get l4 from sde1 you will likely never get it if yoe is low. As sde2 there is good chance of getting it..
    May 7, 2018 2
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      Thanks
      May 7, 2018
    • Amazon xAQu84
      Is there any way for them to verify if you’re SDE 1 or 2?
      May 8, 2018

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