Landing a FAANG Dev Job in 2020

Earlier this year, I started thinking about if it might be time for me to make a career change. I had been at my current company, a growth mode startup, for almost two and a half years, and the company had changed a lot during that time. My life had also changed a lot during that time. And any experienced developer (especially here in Colorado) gets a lot of messages from recruiters about jobs on a regular basis. I was starting to consider the opportunities out there, and I came to the realization that I wanted to try for a software engineering position at a large, mega cap tech company. You know, a FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) job.