I have about 14 yoe, tc 250k as a SWE mainly in finance. I'm thinking about getting out of finance and applying to a FAANG etc. I have a few questions:
- In my companies, we don't have the same kind of level structure so how is that determined come interview time? Would it make sense to apply for L6? Or is L5 a better bet?
- Will I get hit with LC hards or will the focus be more on system design/behavioral? Like maybe 2 coding/2 system design interviews?
- My resume is long and has pointless jobs from when I first started 14 years ago. If you weren't in SF there really weren't many exciting tech jobs back then. Should I take these off and have a huge gap in work history after college?
You will need Leetcode and System Design.
Don’t take things off your resume, but reduce the length of irrelevant stuff