Today was my first day at AWS. I can honestly say I am equal parts excited and terrified. I am on a great team and my leadership has a vision for my upward career trajectory.
I figure by the time I start getting comfortable baby number two will have arrived. I continue to feel incredibly blessed.
It was a solid seven weeks at Amazon Care. Landed what seemed to be my dream job, fell in love with my team and the leadership…but alas, Amazon Care will be no more at the end of the year.
The good news is that there seems to be a high amount of internal opportunities open and teams at Amazon are actively helping re-place us.
I am confident something will work out but the next few months will no doubt be chaotic as the interviewing process ramps up again.
This week marks my fourth week at Amazon Care. I am on an incredibly great team of Systems Engineers. I try to keep my enthusiasm measured when around them but it’s so nice not being a one person show.
I’ve also found most of the onboarding training to be deeply thoughtful and not as “canned” as I’m used to. Might be the new job feel but I can’t help but feeling this was the right move.
I’ve also been highly enjoying Jeff Sutherland’s book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. As someone fairly new (~1 year) to Scrum, I welcome the iterative nature of improvement and constant/consistent accountability.