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I got the job!

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  • 7
    Congratulations bro
  • 6
    Congrats man! Hope you'll prosper 💪
  • 18
    Congratulations! I will be waiting for your rants about working in Amazon. Don't let us down! 😁
  • 4
    Congratulations
  • 6
    Cool! What department/area?
  • 8
    Congratulations!
    Now I have an inside guy 😉
  • 11
    I'm sorry for that
  • 6
    yeah, I expect also depressing rants on how your present happy you transforms into a dehumanized something with the only life purpose of making Jeff Bezos more money.
  • 4
    @M1sf3t sorry, care to elaborate? is that a reference off something that happened in the past? 🙂
  • 2
    Congratulations mate! 👏
  • 2
    Congrats.
  • 2
    Congrats man
  • 3
    Congrats man
  • 4
    Devrant is such an amazing community. I like how people appreciate other people’s work and accomplishments by congratulating them more then the ones outside
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    Congrats mah dude.
  • 6
    Will you be the first aws forum support? Maybe some questions will finally be answered!
  • 3
    Congrats and Welcome to the Family :)
  • 3
    Great news.

    Any insights into why you got the job over others ?
  • 2
    Thank you very much everyone! I'm really pleased and really looking forward to a new challenge with interesting people around. I'll get to individual comments, but have to say, this community is awesome.
  • 1
    @Boogie hopefully not too many rants! I've spoken to the manager I'll be working with, he sounds great, we were talking quite a lot longer than allocated, so that seems like a good sign!
  • 3
    @ScriptCoded not totally sure how much I can actually say at the moment, what with NDA's, but ML type data processing/time series analysis of unstructured data, at amazon scale. Building on DSP/ML/series analysis basics I've learned so far, but broader problems learning more generally applicable skills, really looking forward to it!
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    @heyheni hopefully not, I recently broke up with my girlfriend of 6.5 years, so I'm moving from a quiet town with nothing to do and nobody my age to the big city. So if nothing else, my social life will improve! And in my current job I've been a bit isolated, there have only been 3 algo engineers, the other 2 are department heads and super busy, so I've not had much support. And the development practices aren't always great and hard to change. It's ment I've had a lot of responsibility and lots of opportunities to teach and support others, but a lot of work for someone relatively fresh out of uni.
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    @serverconnected it's also nice to talk to people that have a deeper reaction than "congrats on the new job!"
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    @fullslack alas, I'll be working in amazon video, but if there is anything specific I'd be happy to try to help! Although it's worth mentioning I've never touched aws so far, so loads to learn!
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    @marcom thank you!
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    @Nanos first, I wouldn't say I got the job "over" others, there are a lot of teams open, and they were interviewing 10 or so candidates each week. I still haven't quite grasped the scale of it all! They basically have a bar, if you meet it you're in.

    They have a lot of emphasis on personality/culture fit, literally half of each interview was on that. This is a really good read: https://medium.com/@scarletinked/...

    The technical side of things isn't too hard, I do "hacker rank" and "Google code jam" for fun, my worst problem is that my current job uses a functional programming style in an OOP language (c++), as its easier to parralelise (50 core server real time video processing, so that's important for us), and so there are a couple of things that I know I could have done better, but I think because I'm a good culture fit, I got the job. Those things wouldn't be a problem when working day to day anyway, code reviews and all.
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    @M1sf3t What a dick, man.
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    Congrats, now we have infiltrated Amazon

    What company are we at devrant targeting next? 😄
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    Congratzzz!!
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    woww congo 😅😅
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