Cejay got an offer as a Software development engineer II at Amazon
Name Cejay Z
New Position Software development engineer II L5 at Amazon
Location Austin, Texas ( USA)
Date of Offer July 2021
Coaching Sessions 2
What most excites you about your new job?
Getting to experience what it’s like to work for a FAANG company: career and technology growth, and diversity.
Where were you previously?
Senior SWE for B2B team at The Home Depot.
What was your preparation strategy?
I did about 20-30 hr/wk of prep for a month. I had already been working on leetcode style problems, answering 1 question per day to get into the habit. So my first week was spent practicing coding questions, after that I spent about 5 hr/wk on coding questions. System design & leadership principles took up the rest of the study time.
What was the hardest part of the whole process?
At first I felt a lot of stress, uncertainty, and doubt.
Did any of the interview questions stand out?
The coding questions weren’t particularly difficult compared to other companies. A lot of time was devoted to leadership principle questions.
What advice would you give to other candidates?
Schedule at least two sessions with IGAO coaches - one for system design questions and the other for leadership questions.
What coaches would you recommend working with?
Suman B. can’t be booked for the next 4 weeks. We recommend looking for another coach.