Compensation range for Amazon SDM?

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Mar 14, 2018 11 Comments

What would be the experience required for L6 and for L7?
Are SDMs at Amazon hands-on?

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  • Amazon Cry@Desk
    Amazon SDM is glorified assistant to L7s and if you are lucky to L8s.

    Large majority of your time you spend in accounting, book keeping, apologizing, and writing stupid docs with no real purpose.

    Yes they’re hands on everything except tech.

    Real example: one of the SDM was appointed to schedule meetings, bring food, setup av, etc by an L7
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon cmQF46
    Not hands on. But like to interfere
    Mar 14, 2018 4
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      What do you mean? What team are you on?
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon cmQF46
      Just saying some manager write 0 lines of code, does 0 code review, but keep telling how to hack stuff around.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon Cry@Desk
      How many you think actually want to do, but don’t have time for code or cr?
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Microsoft yubxsv
      cmQF46 - seems like you’re upset with your manager?
      Feb 16
  • Netflix fs92
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Amazon iAlexa
      Haha
      I was hoping to see this!!
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Amazon QTPie
    Huh, SDM can be a great role, depends on your org and manager of course. L6 comp is tree fiddy as they say.
    Mar 14, 2018 2
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      😮 and which orgs are good?
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon iAlexa
      Which orgs are good?
      In what respect?
      Good leadership? That probably for guys like you to define...
      Challenging projects? Almost all orgs have challenging projects...
      Startup culture? All teams at some level do operate as a startup...
      Less politics? Almost all orgs have some aspect of politics...

      I am not sure what “good” means in your question!

      L7 managers are supposed to define “good” for the org
      Mar 14, 2018

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