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Amazon SDE 3

Hello fellow Engineers, i have 15 yoe in backend applications but not at a large scale. I have architected a few minor applications, but not anything fancy or revolutionary.
I want to apply for Amazon SDE 3 role, but am a little skeptical.
Q1) Does prior experience in building large scale systems be a huge factor for this level ?
Q2) I am good at Datastructers and Algorithms and actually do 50% hands on at my current job. Should i just apply for SDE 2?
Q3) If I apply for SDE 3 and fail, will they consider me for SDE 2 ?


Thanks in Advance!
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qwertyCoderSoftware EngineerΒ atΒ Amazon4 months ago
I was SDE III at Amazon. 1. It's a huge plus 2. Aim for SDE III, if you don't meet the level they typically will also evaluate you for SDE II so there isn't much harm. 3. Yup
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AvengeneerSoftware EngineerΒ 4 months ago
Thank you. Appreciate it
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