Are you ready to take on the world and work for Amazon Seattle/Bellevue?
This two day weekend Hackathon is a fun and engaging opportunity to experience what it's like to work at Amazon firsthand.
Working in collaborative groups, you'll be challenged with a real industry problem. An Amazon recruiting team will be mentoring and assessing your skills along the way.
This Hackathon is your first step towards getting hired at Amazon.
Application deadline: TBA
Roles we are hiring
HackersUnited Seattle/Bellevue is focused on recruiting for Software Development Engineers Level 2 for Amazon. Requirements include the following:
Bachelors Degree In Computer Science/Mathematics/Engineering with 2+ Years of industry experience
Or Bootcamp with 5+ Years of industry experience
2+ Years of Industry (non internship) Experience developing in OOP Languages such as (Python, Java, Perl, Ruby, C# or other OOP Language)
2+ Years of experience contributing to systems design/architecture and scaling of new and current systems
***Do not let the requirements stop you from applying! If you believe you have the skill set and background to shine during this hackathon, apply. ***
What will happen at the Hackathon?
At the start of the Hackathon, you will be put into teams to solve a real-life business problem. Then, we'll be giving you three different milestones to achieve throughout the weekend. Everyone in the team will have different objectives to meet. At the end, you'll be able to develop a joint presentation of what you and your team have completed. In a nutshell, we will be running an experience that will give you a glimpse of what it's like to work at Amazon in Seattle/Bellevue.
You'll be pre-formed into teams so we can see how you work with people you've just met
Learn about the Amazon hiring process and ask your questions to our mentors and recruiters
We'll be giving you a business problem to solve for you and your team to work together on
Mentors will be there to help you along the way. We want to see your skills in a real-world environment
Everyone who comes to this Hackathon has the possibility of landing a final-round interview loop with Amazon. This means that in order for participants to have the best experience, we require everyone to apply. All potential participants must follow the below steps to participate:
Watch our FAQs
We will release a video SOON with further information and FAQs
Application Form - due TBA
Fill in our form and apply to be part of the Hackathon by answering qualifying questions
You'll be notified if you qualify for the hackathon soon afterwards.
Register your attendance to the Hackathon by TBA
Preparation Workshop on TBA
Hackathons International team will help you understand the logistics and what the expectations are for the weekend of December 3-4th. We will also do an 'upskilling' workshop
Participate in the weekend event so we can evaluate your skills. Final round interviews will be notified to attendees on xxx. You'll have until January to prepare for your interview with a start date of February/March 2023
What is a Hackathon?
A Hackathon is a pressurized competition where groups come together to design, develop, and demonstrate a solution over a short period of time. For this Hackathon, we are creating a challenge topic and using this event as a tool to land participants into final round interviews at Amazon. The whole experience will help you get a glimpse of what it's like to work at Amazon. There will be networking opportunities, the ability to see the new office space, and mentors will be available to answer any of your questions. Don't worry, it won't be daunting. We want you to be your authentic self.
Who can participate in a Hackathon?
We are recruiting for are Software Development Engineers Level 2 at this Hackathon so the ideal profile should meet the criteria which we listed at the top of the website. Don't fit into the above criteria? Don't worry, we'll be hosting a non-technical webinar so you can find out more about Amazon's hiring process. All open positions for SDE IIs are for the Seattle/Bellevue offices.
What is the difference between #HackSEA and #HackersUnited-Amazon?
#HackSEA's purpose was to enhance the technology ecosystem in Seattle/Bellevue. It was a community focused event aimed at bringing individuals together to network and learn.
#HackersUnited's purpose is to land participants into final round interviews at Amazon. We'll be replicating as much of the culture as we can so you can demonstrate your skills to recruiters.
I am under 21 years. Can I participate?
This event is for individuals who meet the qualifications in the application process.
Do I need to form a team before we join the Hackathon?
No, we will be placing you in people you might work with! Come with an open mindset.
What do I need to bring to the Hackathon?
Bring your laptop and charger, notepads and pens, an open mindset and positive attitude!
What does my ticket include?
HackersUnited is an application only process. If you get accepted the hacker has no cost to attend the event itself. Hackathons International and Amazon DOES NOT reimburse or cover travel or housing accommodations. This event is in-person only. We do cover food and parking at the Amazon Bellevue offices. If you have any questions about this do not hesitate to email us.
Who owns the Intellectual Property of the solution at the Hackathon?
We don't own anything, you do! We also abide by the Hack Code of Conduct
Mentors and Recruiters
The benefits of going to a Hackathon is that you can learn new skills, solve problems, and have the capability to ask people who are experts in the field. Our mentors can help you throughout the Hackathon and Amazon interview process.
Talent Acquisition Manager
More to be announced...
Watch to learn more?!
We've produced videos and articles so you can find out about what will be doing on. We are also inviting anyone that supported our previous hackathons and is looking for a new opportunity to come and participate. The format of the Hackathon will be similar to those in the past so click the links to learn more.