Solutions Architect

Microsoft / Eng coolbloke
Sep 11 22 Comments

What kind of an interview should I expect for a Solutions architect at Amazon?

The Leetcode style coding questions followed by design rounds and a bar raiser? LP in every round?

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  • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
    I doubt there will be any Leetcode. It's more about customer interaction, sales, and general cloud architecture. You'll be writing little, if any, code.
    Sep 11 11
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      Interesting. Are you a Big Data/Analytics Specialist SA?
      Sep 11
    • Amazon / Data
      aiapaec

      Amazon Data

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      Slalom Consulting
      aiapaecmore
      AI ML. My job surrounds SageMaker so naturally a lot of coding in that universe for workshops and stuff.
      Sep 11
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      Very cool. I actually do some work with SageMaker as well, so maybe we'll run into eachother someday. It's a really cool service and a lot of fun to tinker with.
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft / Eng coolbloke
      OP
      Thanks to all. This helps
      Sep 11
    • LexisNexis dexis
      What was the on-site interview like for the role
      Sep 20
  • Amazon / Field Ops 206
    You will have 5 or 6 rounds of 1 on 1 interviews (the interviewer might have a shadow in training), followed by you giving a presentation from a slide deck they give you (feel free to personalize it).

    The questions will mostly be "tell me about a situation when..." format, and you will need to answer in STAR format. We are looking for breadth and depth of industry knowledge in the focus areas for your role as well as LP commitment. It will not always be obvious which LP the question is focused on, so take them all into consideration as you answer. Don't pander by calling out the LP specifically, but instead explain how your actions demonstrated the LP. Be humble but confident, and don't BS because you will be caught in it with follow up questions digging deeper. If you don't know, say so or explain how you'd find out. The LPs we use a lot as SAs are Customer Obsession, Earn Trust, Ownership, Bias for Action, Are Right a Lot, and Disagree & Commit.
    Sep 12 1
    • Microsoft / Eng coolbloke
      OP
      Thanks for the detailed info!
      Sep 12
  • Amazon / Data
    aiapaec

    Amazon Data

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    Slalom Consulting
    aiapaecmore
    No coding during interview. Mostly LP and technical questions. There will be an one hour presentation
    Sep 11 4
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      I don’t get the whole hype around LP and Amazon. Why do they care so much? I seriously don’t understand can you explain
      Sep 11
    • Amazon / Data
      aiapaec

      Amazon Data

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      Slalom Consulting
      aiapaecmore
      They explicitly ask you to fake it. I’m new and no clue why it is. But in my interview I didn’t feel the questions to be LP specific. They would just ask about past experiences naturally and would judge how much LP did you have.
      Sep 11
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      LP as in leadership principles right?
      Sep 11
    • Amazon / Data
      aiapaec

      Amazon Data

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      Slalom Consulting
      aiapaecmore
      Yup
      Sep 11
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    ?
    Sep 11 2
    • Microsoft / Eng coolbloke
      OP
      What is the format of the interview?
      Sep 11
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      I don’t know
      Sep 11

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