Amazon development manager interview

Cisco BlindShare
Oct 12, 2017 9 Comments

Just want to share my recent interview experience for the benefit of these trying to get an offer for dev manager position at Amazon

1. The recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn. I did a SDM online assessment.
2. The recruiter was probably very busy, often forgot my appointments, but did a prep phone call before on-site, which was a surprise.
3. On-site needs knowledge of their leadership principles, try to associate your answers with them. I did well with the bar raiser because he even said: hope to persuade me joining Amazon.
4. Also need system design and architecture knowledge
5. Even though the recruiter told me there is no coding, but the hiring manager tested me on coding, which I was not prepared. :-) Later the recruiter actually complained about the hiring manager to me, awkward!

Overall experience was pretty neutral. Amazon is not my top pick, so I don’t have hard feelings. Hope it benefits someone.


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TOP 9 Comments
  • IBM gGva20
    As for system and architecture knowledge, is it required to master Amazon’s technology?
    Oct 12, 2017 1
    • Cisco BlindShare
      Yeah, they focused on scalability, high availability and performance.
      Oct 12, 2017
  • Amazon qvxM73
    Did you get an offer?
    Oct 15, 2017 0
  • Indeed / Eng Nutella$
    So all sys design and just 1 coding? How many leadership/behaviorial interviews?
    Oct 12, 2017 1
    • Cisco BlindShare
      Approximately: 1 +0.5 +0.5 leadership/behavioral; 0.5 coding; 0.5 +1 system/architecture design
      Oct 12, 2017
  • Microsoft xbythjgbn
    Thanks for the info. Can you share what the coding question was about please?
    Jan 15 0
  • Microsoft free101
    Did you have a phone screen? How did you prepare for these leadership questions?
    Oct 30, 2018 0
  • IBM gGva20
    As for system and architecture , is it required to master Amazon’s technology?knowledgeableknowledge
    Oct 12, 2017 0
  • Nice of you to share. They said no I’m guessing?
    Oct 12, 2017 0