worth leaving AWS for nvidia

Amazon FCbR73
Oct 3 43 Comments

been at AWS Sea for 4 years as sde II. is it worth leaving for nvidia santa clara for senior sde role?

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  • NVIDIA / Eng
    Nsgl08

    NVIDIA Eng

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    Nsgl08more
    most likely you are hired for geforce now? we are just getting started and it would be lot of learning and growth opportunities. wlb is sure better then Amazon. nvidia software guys are decent in system software and we are making progress in cloud 😊.
    Oct 3 0
  • NVIDIA whatever..
    Don’t do it. They have 0 clue about cloud. Source: used to work there
    Oct 4 0
  • Nutanix a.out
    Irrespective of team etc. I would recommend to stay put. Going from AWS to an enterprise company is not a great move unless it is giving you something unique.
    Oct 3 6
    • Nutanix a.out
      It’s a cloud ☁️.
      Oct 3
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      My skepticism is more from the fact Nvidia is a hw company and the software practices may not be followed. Project management could be chaotic not that it is great at AWS but don’t want to end up deciphering badly written code
      Oct 3
    • Nutanix a.out
      That is the reason.
      Oct 4
    • NVIDIA / R&D TC?
      That experience is true in many orgs
      Oct 5
    • Riverbed Technology dagdaubab
      @nutanix so cloud providers are not enterprise companies? How would you define enterprise?
      Oct 5
  • Discover Financial Services qwerty-/:
    TC ?
    Oct 3 4
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      No offer yet. Just heard they want to make an offer. Nvidia is a hw company so having second thoughts
      Oct 3
    • Discover Financial Services qwerty-/:
      Which team ? Like system software ?
      Oct 3
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      No, it’s similar to cloud. System software is a part but overall it’s a cloud like system
      Oct 3
    • NVIDIA pid$1
      Don’t do it!
      Oct 4
  • NVIDIA / Product coolpm
    OP, you are making lot of folks in NVIDIA to be unhappy 🤣🤣
    Oct 9 2
    • NVIDIA caseofmond
      I didn't think they needed him to say anything for that to happen
      Oct 9
    • NVIDIA mex_w
      I am wasting my time here ..
      Oct 11
  • NVIDIA ilrk01
    Nvidia is not hw company. Way more folks in sw and likely even cloud. Lots of cloud work outside of Geforce Now as well.
    Oct 5 2
    • NVIDIA wokest
      Unclear what you are smoking.

      For better or worse, NVIDIA is "the" definition of an old school hardware company bruh.
      Oct 7
    • NVIDIA gpu32191
      Disagree. Still in mid pivot.

      Nv isn’t an easy play to work at fwiw. There can be politics but it’s generally team dependent and by leader.
      Oct 15
  • NVIDIA ctcdone
    I would recommend trying it, you are still young! Go experiment.
    If it’s for GeForce now I would recommend it as it’s still in infancy! A lot of scope for improvement, and would be a great project to show in your resume. If you don’t like it leave it, it’s not the last company in the Bay Area.

    There are some other teams for cloud, not sure though. Ask the HR what team
    Oct 5 2
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      The project is cloud like but not cloud because even if they can build cloud they wouldn’t unless they want to destroy their relations with AWS and Azure.
      Moving to Bay Area has that advantage.
      Oct 6
    • NVIDIA ctcdone
      Get some more clarity about the team from HR. Nvidia is not trying to compete with AWS or Azure I believe. GeForce Now is for their gaming service.
      Oct 6
  • NVIDIA / Product coolpm
    FWIW, few years down the line NVIDIA won’t just be a h/w company. Consider other aspects of the offer as well, like moving to SF Bayarea, future plans, TC growth over years, ease of switching companies if NVIDIA doesn’t workout, etc.
    Oct 4 0
  • Capital One / Eng
    big pipin

    Capital One Eng

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    big pipinmore
    my friends are happy there
    Oct 3 3
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      I learnt sde don’t have to do Devops there which is definitely a plus compared to Amazon
      Oct 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      AnyReqs?😟

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
      AnyReqs?😟more
      🤗
      Oct 3
    • NVIDIA
      ahfR41

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      ahfR41more
      They do devops stuff too.. the devs in SW-CLOUD has to write code, deal with automation, write tests and do devops
      Oct 5
  • NVIDIA dnrccf
    I don't know what software is like in our cloud business, so just basing my opinion on self-driving/embedded software, it's a shitshow and nobody knows what they're doing. I wouldn't move but YMMV
    Oct 9 1
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      Respect your opinion but Self driving software is much harder than software that runs in data centers.
      Oct 10
  • NVIDIA wokest
    Do not go down to the valley for a job at NVIDIA.

    Plenty of tech offices around Seattle so there's not a necessity to move these days.
    Oct 7 0
  • NVIDIA / Eng
    Nsgl08

    NVIDIA Eng

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    Nsgl08more
    what level they are offering?
    Oct 9 4
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      Ic5
      Oct 9
    • NVIDIA / Eng
      Nsgl08

      NVIDIA Eng

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      Nsgl08more
      sde2 to ic5 is a good jump I say.
      Oct 9
    • NVIDIA dgtwexs
      @OP, how many total yoe do you have? IC5 at 4 yoe is unheard of.
      Oct 11
    • Amazon FCbR73
      OP
      I have around 10 years of work ex with 4 years in AWS
      Oct 12
  • Amazon FCbR73
    OP
    Ok so got an offer: 221k base and 1500 stocks over 4 years. 50k sign on
    Oct 9 2
    • NVIDIA ILoveVette
      Wtf Jesus NVIDIA blessing people with stocks now
      Oct 9
    • NVIDIA caseofmond
      Nice offer, good work
      Oct 9
  • NVIDIA dgtwexs
    @OP, did you accept the offer?
    6d 1
  • Amazon FCbR73
    OP
    I was sde2 for too long, base had capped out and promo still seems far. Plus I am not enjoying the work as much as I used to.
    Oct 9 0
  • Amazon FCbR73
    OP
    Current tc is 230k in Seattle. Base is typical of Amazon with rest in stocks. Sde 2.
    Oct 9 0

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