Would you recommend AWS *hardware* team?

May 10, 2019 6 Comments

Preparing for a Hardware QA role onsite interview.

Would appreciate tips on preparing for these interviews . (Phone screens have so far focused on fairly easy coding questions and leadership principles)
A bit confused as I’m not a coder by profession (but a very good scripter 🤷‍♂️). So do I focus on hardware fundamentals or leetcode.

I applied to this role because AWS is absolutely killing it out there and my TC at Apple is a joke.


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TOP 6 Comments
  • BluVector sparked
    What hardware? I thought it was all in the cloud?

    /s since blind can’t detect sarcasm
    May 10, 2019 1
    • OP

      Cloud, therefore vaporware
      May 10, 2019
  • Heh.. QA for Hardware? Aren’t those called verification?
    May 10, 2019 2
    • OP
      No. Can be anything. Hw is nuanced
      Verification is done on a code/logic level. Then there’s validation. Then you can have firmware QA that’s still technically hardware QA. If you making a board with 100 different components and ICs you need to test they all work well as a system. Manufacturing Test is also QA.

      I’m gonna start learning how to code Apps. And made a blind-hw app. I am convinced I won’t get any meaningful inputs here haha
      May 10, 2019
    • OP
      I was going to snide you—but you work at eBay.

      I’d love to refer you when I get hired at Amazon lol
      May 10, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng DeepObsess
    HW doesn't pay well in general. I'll be surprised if AMZN pays more than Apple.
    May 10, 2019 0


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