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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

Don't Get Downleveled

Downleveling is something many software engineers aren't aware of when they enter the industry and immediately start idolizing FAANG. It's a brutal phenomena that absolutely needs to be accounted for during your software engineer interview job search. This lesson teaches you:

  • What downleveling is and why it's so common among Big Tech companies
  • How to avoid getting downleveled in the interview process, both the easy way and the hard way
  • General frameworks to understand the differences between the core engineering levels of junior, mid-level, senior, and staff at Big Tech companies

To develop a much better understanding of engineering levels at top tier companies, check this out: [Taro Top 10] Understanding Engineering Levels