Google L5 hiring bar

Microsoft Fu** M
Apr 17 13 Comments

Folks who cracked the L5 bar in Google, what it took in terms of System Design and Leetcode prep?

Did you have to mention your recruiter that you are targeting L5.

If you couldn’t reach up to the L5 mark, was down leveling an option for you/Google?

I am planning to read Martin Kleppmann’s book. Any other resources you can suggest?

Thanks in advance!

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  • Cisco / Product U there
    😺
    Apr 17 5
  • Grab vwyi
    It's good to read books but my experience is that it's hard to know the details if you don't really work on it and see how it's resolved. With books, you know the concepts but you will fall short when pressed on details. That's why it's really a blessing to have the chance to work with good engineers.
    Apr 17 1
    • Microsoft Fu** M
      OP
      Yeah, I can see what you are saying. Good insight. Maybe I will try some hello world type system development (which already sounds funny:)) but you know, all I am wondering what’s the best I can do if I have 3 months to deep dive more!
      Apr 17
  • Grab vwyi
    Study the good products such as Kafka, Cassandra, spanner, k8s will help.
    Apr 17 1
    • Microsoft Fu** M
      OP
      Good one man! Thanks
      Apr 17
  • Microsoft oufly
    That books will help you a lot, but i believe it is not enough for l5 if you didnt work on some projects. If you can read all the reference books/docs, you can be 6+😂.
    Apr 17 2
    • Microsoft Fu** M
      OP
      Wish I could lol
      Apr 17
    • New jwz_hzs
      If the timeline was the next 5 years to my G L5 interview, what books/references should I read to accompany project experience at a FAANG and LeetCode?
      Apr 20

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