SDE 1 at Amazon, San Francisco

Wayfair / Eng chicken27
Mar 2 14 Comments

I was asked how much I should be expecting as compensation. I didn't give a number as I wasn't sure what Amazon pays in San Francisco. What do you guys suggest? For someone with a Masters in CS and a little over a year's exp.

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  • Facebook / QA WPBL01
    First, ask for range of TC for the position. Keep asking if the recruiter doesnt want to share. In state of california, companies are legally obligated to share that info. This way, you will at least have your baseline and not ask too low or too high
    Mar 2 0
  • Wayfair / Eng chicken27
    OP
    Yeah I was wondering what the base salary should look like.
    Mar 3 1
    • CLARA analytics
      ethanhunt7

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      ethanhunt7more
      I’d say base would be anywhere between 130-150k
      Mar 3
  • CLARA analytics
    ethanhunt7

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    ethanhunt7more
    I’m a L5 in Bay Area with TC as 240k for first year (which is mostly base and bonus since only 5% RSUs vests for year1). That should give you an idea for L3. Maybe around 180-200k TC first year.
    Mar 3 1
    • Cisco RbYm72
      @ethanhunt7 what’s your base?
      Mar 3
  • New / Other
    Reigen

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    4 years teaching cs looking for first real swe job.
    Reigenmore
    Damn how do you get an interview for a sde1 position in SF. I've been looking for those forever and most of the positions here look like sde 2
    Mar 2 2
    • Wayfair / Eng chicken27
      OP
      A subsidiary
      Mar 2
    • Amazon lolwhat
      Btw most places that have SDE2 opening will be open to hire an SDE1 too
      Mar 2
  • Microsoft SMELLYPOO
    250k base
    Mar 2 1
  • Amazon lifeiswar
    180k
    Mar 3 0
  • Amazon roosterxie
    200k TC
    Mar 3 0
  • Microsoft xVeQ24
    Devices team
    Mar 2 0
  • Microsoft xVeQ24
    I am on the same boat. 1.5 yoe at Microsoft and they gave me a l3 level and asked for numbers. Not sure either
    Mar 2 0