Amazon/FANG on-call pager?

Nielsen / Eng Qmjw33
Apr 15 10 Comments

How does Amazon paging happen? I'm joining in June. Do you use some special device? Something that nags the shit out of you to make sure you wake up? Or just smartphone notifications?

Currently we just use Slack alerts. Not always great since I very well might not wake up with a single notification at 3:30 AM. And I usually use Bedtime on iPhone to block all notifications at night.

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  • Amazon trattt
    There is an app called pong paging and it usually overrides all the silent notifications setting thing of your smartphone to make sure that it can wake the shit out of you anytime of the day.
    Apr 15 3
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      What happen to Ping Pager? They got acquired?
      Apr 15
    • Amazon / Eng bababur
      It's an internal thousand years old app.
      Apr 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      FoTS01

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      FoTS01more
      It usually doesn't works on Xiaomi phones.
      Apr 15
  • Pagerduty
    Apr 15 0
  • Amazon Meh meh
    Besides Pong, you can set up the system to call your or SMS you. You can have your IPhone allow repeat calls through even if in DnD mode, so that would be an option too.
    Apr 15 0
  • CVS Health DhinChak
    Is everyone in Amazon supposed to have this pager and be ready to wake up during night? Or is it on-call roles only?
    Apr 15 3
    • Daimler
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      Yes. It’s rotating. Just hope you don’t work for a group that is always putting out fires.
      Apr 15
    • CVS Health DhinChak
      Do you know how is Alexa AI? Asking for my wife.
      Apr 15
    • Daimler
      noDoubt

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      I don’t know about Alexa, I left amazon a long time ago.
      Apr 15