It all works out in the end! Facebook | Palantir | Amazon
I started prep for interviews 8 months back. Gave my 100% for a Google interview which happened 6 months back in Dublin. Got rejected because I used pointer instead of reference variable in the interview and got the feedback that my memory management skills are not good(Yep! Even I was shocked :p)
I gave a few HFTs interviews in India and got offer for:
Tower Research Capital
Did some research on blind and found out that HFT is probably not the best place to be if you are a software engineer. You'll always be second class citizens to quants.
Left Microsoft and joined a startup in London. Initially felt good but the work is mostly related to maintenance and the learning was limited too. I started interviewing again. Solved some leetcode, did educative.io, read engineering blogs and just gave up everything specially in the past 2 months.
The whole preparation paid off and was able to get the following offers:
Uber Amstredam (SDE 1)
Bloomberg London(Senior Software Engineer)
What I want people to take away from my experience is that don't play the interview play the interviewer. While preparing just think how you would ask this question and what you'll take for an answer. And most importantly don't give up. It all works out in the end if you hang in there and be honest to yourself.
I would like to thank the Blind Community for there constant support during every stage of preparation and would continue to support this community from my end in the future :)
Edit:. Offer for Facebook, Palantir and Uber still under negotiating.
Bloomberg TC : £90k
Amazon: £68: 49 + 18 joining + 1k stock (didn't even bother matching my current TC)
YOE: 2.5 years
TC: £75 k