Guide me on front end engineer career path

Mphasis / Eng ITzQ40
Aug 14 7 Comments

I recently attended an on-site interview in amazon and failed mostly because of system design I think. They didn't give me any specifics. I also failed facebook phone screen.

Now I'm preparing for interviews and looking for a job change at top tech companies for more challenges than my current job. And I'm willing to learn and improve my skill set.

1. I lack in system design, since I'm a front end engineer. So I'm focusing on it right now. Reading 'designing data intensive applications', grokking the system design. (Thanks to blind) How else I can improve?

2. Also I'm diving deeper into browser internals, JavaScript engine and DOM to improve my technical skills. I have work experience of various JavaScript frameworks such as reactjs, angular, vue and etc. I lack advanced CSS and HTML skills. So I'm trying to spend time diving into them as well. But in interviews, they rarely ask questions about them.

3. I'm average in problem solving skills. (I can solve easy and some medium questions) So started leetcoding to improve on my algorithm and data structure skills.

4. What else I can do to prepare well? What are the important things I should focus more?

5. How can I improve my soft skills? Leadership skills?

6. What are the top tech companies that are good to work as a front end engineer?

7. What are the next possible career path I can choose? (I love to code rathar than management)

Any guidance and advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

YoE: 7
TC: 110k
Location: Ohio

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TOP 7 Comments
  • New / Eng ronney
    What system design question were you asked in Amazon?
    Aug 14 3
    • Mphasis / Eng ITzQ40
      OP
      File system management, design a real time application that sends updates to user for the subscribed events.
      Aug 14
    • New / Eng ronney
      Was this for an SDE 2 level in Amazon?
      Aug 14
    • Mphasis / Eng ITzQ40
      OP
      Yes
      Aug 14
  • TriNet vietbbq
    What coding questions were asked?
    Aug 26 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt codepoet
    At Amazon you can apply for FEE2 and the questions will be front end focused.
    Aug 14 0
  • New / Eng 118
    Always prepare leetcode and system design
    Aug 14 0