Education: BSME, finishing MS Computer Science in December
Years of Experience: 3
Prior Experience: 2 years at startup as Software Engineer (technically first year was Software Test)
Date of the Offer: October 16, 2019
Company: Amazon (AWS)
Title/Level: SDE1(L4)
Location: Seattle
Salary: $130,000
Relocation: None
Signing Bonus (paid monthly): $35,000 first year, $27,000 second year
Stock bonus: 46 RSU (about $80,500) (vesting 5%, 15%, 40%, 40% over 4 years)
Total comp (Salary + Bonus + Stock): 130 + 35 + 4 = 169 first year
Benefits: Standard Amazon benefits
Other details: Didn’t meet L5 bar, so got L4. Original offer was 128k base, 33k 1st year sign on, 27k 2nd year sign on, 45 RSU. Recruiter liked me and was able to bump me up a bit to what I wanted. No competing offers.