Amazon SDE 2 in Austin offer

Sep 24, 2019 11 Comments

I got an offer from Amazon in Austin with base 150k, 70k yr1 bonus, 55k yr 2 bonus and 95 RSUs.

I have 10 yrs experience and current comp at my job is 200k cash and 25k performance bonus every year vested over 3 yrs.

Please evaluate the Amazon offer. The recruiter said max base for SDE2 is 160k. Is that true? And how much room for negotiating the sign on?


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    • Dell wGyu53
      In Austin? And can you give your breakdown?
      Sep 24, 2019
    • New sEVH43
      Location and title?
      Sep 24, 2019
  • Rackspace gITI21
    Does 10yoe translate to sde2 in Amazon? (Genuine question)
    Sep 24, 2019 2
    • New / R&D

      New R&D

      Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
      Senior iOS developer and tech lead
      They down level like crazy
      Sde3 is a very hard / almost impossible hire from the outside
      Plus sde2 has a very big range with them
      Sep 24, 2019
    • Rackspace gITI21
      Thanks for the insight.
      Sep 24, 2019
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    • Amazon / Eng takeiteazy
      SDE2 for new grad? Who would be hired for SDE1? High school diploma?
      Sep 24, 2019
    • PayPal smithereen
      Master's new grad
      Sep 25, 2019
  • New / Strategy Porsche996
    What do you do at Dell.
    Sep 24, 2019 1
    • Dell wGyu53
      I'm an architect at Dell
      Sep 25, 2019
  • NVIDIA wagecuck
    Aim for 265K it’s slightly out of band but you have 10yoe which should’ve put you in L6
    Sep 25, 2019 0
  • Tableau / Eng escape.
    Yes max base salary in Seattle and Austin is 160k. In Bay area it is capped at 185k
    Sep 24, 2019 0


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