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Hi guys, I had an interview for an SDE 2 in the Bay Area. The recruiter came back saying they can only offer an SDE 1 position, and currently the team I interviewed for does not have any open positions at that level. The recruiter mentioned that they have sent out my application to multiple hiring managers and as soon as they hear back they will let me know. Has anyone else ever dealt with getting downgraded for a position and then hung out to dry?

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i think my company often hires people for slightly different positions than what they interviewed for... but we wouldn’t offer that if there wasn’t a team the candidate would fit on? seems weird to me...

If this is Amazon, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Recruiters there aren’t really motivated to shop you around because they’re allocated to orgs, not job families. If you have a connection internally, ask them to refer you to a specific SDE2 role and then follow up with the HM, that’s the best chance to make progress.

Sorry, meant SDE1. It’s hard to get hired as an SDE1 though.

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