Are you ready to take on the world and work for Amazon Toronto? This two day weekend Hackathon will be a fun and engaging way to experience what it's like to work at Amazon.
Working in collaborative groups, you'll be challenged with a real industry problem. An Amazon recruiting team will be assessing your skills along the way.
Apply to attend this Hackathon as your first towards getting hired at Amazon.
Applications deadline Oct. 17th, 2022
Toronto is one of the largest tech-hubs in North America. Hosting a #HackersUnited in Toronto at the Amazon offices was a clear choice. There will be two main topics to choose from during the Hackathon. We recommend you to read about these before you apply.
Roles we are hiring
For this particular Hackathon, we are recruiting for Software Development Engineers Level 2 for Amazon only. Requirements include the following:
Bachelors Degree In Computer Science/Mathematics/Engineering or Bootcamp with 8-10 Years of industry experience
4+ 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
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 Toronto.
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:
Webinar: Information Session
Candidates should come to learn more about the Hackathon process
Candidates 'apply' and fill out qualifying questions
Candidates will be directed to the OA or can complete virtually 'together'
Amazon team notifies Hackathon International of completions
Invitation to Hackathon
Once completed, Hackathon International will ask candidates to a form to confirm their attendance to the Hackathon
The official timeline will be released during #HackTO
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 Toronto offices.
What is the difference between #HackTO and #HackersUnited-Amazon?
#HackTO's purpose was to enhance the technology ecosystem in Toronto. 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?
Parking at the Toronto Amazon offices
Opportunity to network with Amazon recruiters
Build up your resume with what you've created at the Hackathon
Learn about the Amazon hiring process
Breakfast and lunch will be included on both Saturday and Sunday
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.
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 #HackTO in September this year to come and participate. The format of the Hackathon will be similar to that of #HackTO so click on the links to learn more.