Anyone work in the Amazon “FinTech” team?

NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
Apr 11 21 Comments

How is it? What are the teams like? Anything interesting going on there

Edit: no offer - just considering this team as a recruiter reached out

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  • Amazon crumb
    Biggest minus is that fintech have a bunch of rules engines and a lot of work there is writing rules rather than true coding. It's impactful work but your leetcoding skills can take a big hit.

    Find out if you will be coding the engine, or coding the rules.
    Apr 11 2
    • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
      OP
      Hmm. Noted
      Apr 11
    • Affirm wn8
      Rules are written in DSL?
      Apr 11
  • Amazon / Project
    Ken M

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    It’s primary customer is accounting and the org has gone through many big changes in the last 4 years. Most of the tech was absorbed by its customers (tax, operations) and accounting is the only one left. The current VP was the former Corp controller and the main goal over the next few years will be to get rid of Oracle ERP by building replacement.
    Apr 11 0
  • Amazon / IT
    saurabh089

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    did you already got an offer?
    Apr 11 2
    • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
      OP
      Nope not even applied. Got a message from a recruiter and looked it up.
      Apr 11
    • Amazon / IT
      saurabh089

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      Go for it... even if you don’t want to join the team you can always do it... Good Luck!
      Apr 11
  • Amazon amzn911
    Don't go there. Its very operational and Day5 org.
    Apr 12 3
    • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
      OP
      What’s Day5 .org ?
      Apr 12
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hulio317

      Amazon Eng

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      Understand day 2 first then yill get it. https://youtu.be/fTwXS2H_iJo
      Apr 12
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      DEPk35

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      Lolz @ day 5
      Apr 12
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    crossroads

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    crossroadsmore
    How is WLB in FinTech group? Amazon doesn’t have great reputation there but heard this group is different. Is that true?
    Apr 11 2
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      Ken M

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      Like any org it can be tough but it’s not bad really. In general I would say it’s better than most.
      Apr 11
    • Amazon BlueAvian
      Better than average for sure.
      Apr 12
  • Amazon hmnif5
    Don’t do it— so many other teams. The good engineers have left to AWS. It’s a lower hiring bar because it’s an unsexy product with nightmare customers.
    Apr 22 1
    • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
      OP
      I was thinking of it because I have worked only on street so thought would be a transition from finance to tech, but sounds like you are right - will wait for something more interesting.
      Apr 23
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    Hulio317

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    Hulio317more
    You didn't miss much. Crucial area but nothing to do with FinTech. DBA shop by and large at least till a few years ago.
    Apr 11 0
  • Amazon TBtV84
    It’s demanding. I’m in that org now and it’s a global role. You support any finance changes or legislation that trickles your way. There’s no cherry way of putting it- you’re on call 24/7, but that’s the nature of AMZN.
    Apr 12 1
    • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
      OP
      I haven’t heard about this before - but is TC the same across the orgs/teams ? In finance where you sit in the org directly affects your comp even if you are the same level (at least Wall Street / Bay Street)
      Apr 12
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    • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
      OP
      Added a JD for one of them
      Apr 11
  • NASDAQ / Eng Oswego
    OP
    It’s called financial technology apparently
    Apr 11 0