Offer Off: Google (L4 SWE EngProd) vs. Amazon (L5 SDE Alexa AI)
Hi, I'm trying to decide between offers from Google (L4 SWE EngProd) or Amazon (L5 SDE Alexa AI) in Seattle. My primary concern is that at Amazon I would be working on an AI team doing NLU, which is where I want my career to go. At Google I would be working on quality of another app, which is not where I imagined my career going.
The Google recruiter is telling me that, since this is my third interview with Google, this will likely be my last chance to get into the company. Is this true? I thought I have heard of people interviewing up to eight times, and wouldn't Google want to continue to talk to a candidate to whom they had previously extended an offer? If I join Google as an L4 SWE EngProd, is there any remote possibility of transferring into AI/ML after 18 mos.? If I take the Amazon offer, is this likely to be my last opportunity to work at Google, which I had always considered the Starfleet Academy of tech companies? What would you do, and please leave a comment explaining your choice.