A Day in the Life of a Full Stack Developer at Amazon

Join our developer on a typical day filled with coding, coffee, and continuous learning. Get insights into a day at Amazon and see why it's worth the hard work.



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at one of the world's largest tech companies?

To be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and contribute to projects that change lives on a massive scale?

Well, wonder no more. I am a full-stack developer at Amazon, and I have the privilege of living that reality every day.

I remember the days when I was just starting out in this field.

It was a time filled with both excitement and uncertainty, but I knew I was on the right path. 

Now, as a developer at Amazon, I have the privilege of contributing to innovative projects that have a significant impact on millions of people worldwide.

So, come along for the ride and join me for a typical day in my life, filled with coffee, coding, collaboration, and continuous learning.

I promise to sprinkle some humour along the way to make it an easy read.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." โ€“ Winston Churchill

Morning Routine: The Rise and Grind

I'm an early bird, and my day starts with a freshly brewed cup of coffee (yes, I am a coffee person) and a quick review of my emails and task list for the day. 

As a full-stack developer, my inbox can be pretty overwhelming at times but I've learned to prioritise and filter through the noise. 

This helps me prioritise and plan my work for the day ahead.

As a tech geek, I also make sure to catch up on the latest tech news and stay updated on new developments in the full-stack development field.

It's important to start the day with a clear mind, so I like to take a few minutes to meditate and practice some deep breathing exercises.

It helps me focus and sets the tone for a productive day.

Team Standup: The Daily Huddle

At 10:00 am, we have a team standup where we discuss the progress of ongoing projects and identify any roadblocks that need to be addressed. 

This is an important opportunity for me to collaborate with my team members, share ideas, and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

I love these standups because it's a chance for us to share our experiences and learn from each other. 

Plus, it's always entertaining to hear about the latest tech memes and jokes that my team members have come across.

Coding: The Heart of a Full Stack Developer

The bulk of my day is spent coding. As a full-stack developer, I work on both the frontend and backend of the application. 

I write efficient, scalable, and secure code, and ensure that it meets the requirements of the project. 

"Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute." โ€“ Harold Abelson

I also perform code reviews for my team members, providing constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Coding can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride. 

One minute you're flying high with the wind in your hair, and the next minute you're stuck in a debugging loop, trying to figure out why your code won't work. 

But that's the beauty of coding โ€“ it's a never-ending challenge that keeps you on your toes.

Lunch Break: Fuel for the Brain

At 12:30 pm, I take a lunch break to recharge and refresh my mind.

I like to spend this time connecting with my colleagues, discussing new ideas, and building relationships with my team members.

Lunch is my favourite time of day because it's a chance to step away from the computer screen and connect with the people around me. 

And who doesn't love a good lunchtime debate about the best pizza toppings or the latest tech gadgets?

Continuous Learning: The Key to Success

As a full-stack developer, it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices. 

I make sure to allocate some time each day for continuous learning, whether it be reading technical articles, watching webinars, or experimenting with new tools and frameworks.

Learning never stops in this field, and that's what makes it so exciting. There's always something new to discover, and it's essential to stay ahead of the game.

The Final Countdown:

As the day comes to an end, I review my tasks for the day, make a note of any follow-up items, and plan for the next day.

I also make sure to document my work, so that it is easily accessible to my team members and colleagues.

This is crucial in making sure that our projects run smoothly and efficiently.

So, there you have it, a day in the life of a full-stack developer at Amazon. It's not always easy, but it sure is exciting

Some bits of advice for you young folks

Before I end, let me take a step back and tell you a bit about my own journey. 

I didn't just fall into this job at Amazon overnight, it took hard work, determination, and a whole lot of late nights. 

When I first started in tech, I felt overwhelmed and underqualified.

But, I learned to embrace the challenges and never stopped learning. 

I soaked up every bit of knowledge I could, whether it was through attending tech events, reading industry blogs, or even just chatting with my colleagues.

And, let me tell you, the rewards have been worth it. ๐Ÿ’ซ

One of the best pieces of advice I can give is to build a strong network. 

Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about tech as you are. 

I've met some amazing people at meetups and online communities, and they have become invaluable resources for me. 

And, speaking of resources, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help when you need it. No one knows everything, and we all need a hand from time to time.

Now, let's talk about collaboration. 

When I first started in tech, I was a bit of a lone wolf.

I liked to work on projects by myself and kept my ideas close to my chest. 

But, as I gained more experience, I realised the power of working with others.

Collaborating with a team of talented individuals can bring new perspectives and ideas to a project, and it's amazing what you can accomplish together.

And, finally, embrace challenges.

The tech industry is full of roadblocks and setbacks, but they shouldn't discourage you. 

Instead, see them as opportunities to grow and learn.

In conclusion, my time at Amazon has been an incredible journey, and I'm grateful every step of the way. 

Whether you're just starting out in tech or you're a seasoned pro, never stop learning, build a strong network, don't be afraid to ask for help, embrace challenges, and collaborate with others.

Every challenge you overcome is just one more step towards your ultimate goal.๐Ÿš€

If you have any questions, connect with me on a 1:1 call.