I wish I got into Software Engineering :(

Amazon JmIp08
Nov 6 22 Comments

I am currently working as a L5 Business Analyst with 90K base. I recently came across this website and see crazy TC levels and bonuses for SDE2's with 3 YoE. I regret choosing this business analytics field.

Is there a better way for me to increase my TC level in future. What possible career paths can I take.I was thinking of getting into Business Intelligence Engineer field , although it is no where near SDE.

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  • Ford soccering
    Do what you love. Not for money.
    Nov 6 2
    • Schonfeld / Eng
      9527

      Schonfeld Eng

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      Intel, morganstanley, citadel, etrade
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      coding monkey
      9527more
      I love lying on beach in Italy
      Nov 6
    • Goldman Sachs bigtrex
      What if he loves making money?
      Nov 6
  • Schonfeld / Eng
    9527

    Schonfeld Eng

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    Intel, morganstanley, citadel, etrade
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    coding monkey
    9527more
    LC your ass off and you will get into SWE
    Nov 6 2
    • Microsoft msnewbie
      And also get pip'ed very quickly.
      Nov 6
    • KPMG KPMG2
      msnewbie - I've heard that happens a bunch at Amazon. True elsewhere too? I guess if you're terrible then it's true anywhere, lol.
      Nov 6
  • Microsoft / Eng FlyTurtle
    Amazon has internal coding bootcamp program for people looking to switch right?
    Nov 6 3
    • Amazon syrbskcb
      Amazon Technical Academy
      Nov 6
    • Microsoft msnewbie
      Does it teach you how to Leetcode?
      Nov 6
    • Amazon syrbskcb
      Yes.
      Nov 6
  • Amazon KRONjob
    At least you have social skills...be grateful. Not many of us are good with relationships. As a result a lot of us are unhappy.
    Nov 6 0
  • Facebook ubDu53
    It's not about what you do. SWE is a tight labor market right now but that will change. Measure the value you provide to the buisness and maximize that. Demand a fair payment. Play to your strengths.
    Nov 6 2
    • Axtria BabyKoala
      Doesn't work that way. Sales people bring a lot of value to business, but get paid lower than a swe who is just testing someone else's code.
      Nov 6
    • Facebook ubDu53
      I my experience, great salespeople are rewarded extremely well
      Nov 6
  • Chase / Data gmehta0999
    Haha same feeling I’ve been having..
    The best path i can think of is getting into big data and/or data science.. atleast has decent TCs.
    Nov 6 0
  • Amazon Ksjsu
    A good path would be to move from BA to BIE and then to DE. In parallel you can try joining the amazon technical academy.
    Nov 6 0
  • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
    Wow lucky you. Your tc as BA is more than my TC as SWE. I wish I got into BA
    Nov 6 1
    • Zoox / Eng streetfood
      Time to come to the Bay Area
      Nov 6
  • BAE Systems Xpsz80
    Could try moving into sales/project management using you business analyst experience. There is good money there.
    Nov 7 0
  • Twitter / Eng
    Carlos Slm

    Twitter Eng

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    Amazon
    Carlos Slmmore
    Spend time at work learning to code. Shoot for ML Eng / DS role. Could take years.
    Nov 6 0
  • Axtria 🐨 koala
    🍿
    Nov 6 0
  • SAP / Eng
    yaman

    SAP Eng

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    TubeMogul
    yamanmore
    What school did u go to ?
    Nov 6 0

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