LinkedIn opens engineering operations in India

Mumbai and Bengaluru, India – November 15, 2011 – LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network with more than 135 million members globally, of which over 12 million are from India, today opened its Technology Centre in Bengaluru. This will be LinkedIn’s first such office outside of North America. LinkedIn has appointed Ganesh Krishnan to lead the company’s engineering operations in India. LinkedIn is seeking to hire for infrastructure engineering and operations roles like software engineers, operations engineers, data warehouse engineers, network engineers and data base administrators. Hiring for all the positions will be done through

“Being in the business of connecting talent with opportunity, we are confident that the depth and quality of engineering professionals in India will spur the continued development of LinkedIn solutions for members across the world. Ganesh’s immediate focus will be to build a strong local team and to develop applications relevant for professionals,” said Deep Nishar, Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience, LinkedIn.

Before moving to India, Ganesh was based at the LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California. He joined LinkedIn from Yahoo! Inc., where he was Vice President and CISO, leading global security including product development, operations and IT security. With more than 13 years of experience, Ganesh’s expertise lies in building security infrastructure at scale, product, web and information security.

“India being a hub for engineering excellence, this centre is a confident step towards growing the global talent economy with professional tools to make our members productive and successful. Our immediate focus is to identify and recruit the best-suited candidates to drive operations at the centre. All open positions for the technology centre will be announced through the LinkedIn website. As a global recruiter, we are extremely optimistic that we will attract passionate and world class talent,” said Ganesh Krishnan, Head, Technology Centre at LinkedIn India.

Located at the Bagmane Tech Park in Bengaluru, the LinkedIn Technology Centre will be the company’s fourth office in the country after its India headquarters in Mumbai and sales offices located in Gurgaon and Bengaluru. LinkedIn started its India operations in 2009 and has built teams for its Marketing Solutions, Corporate Solutions and Marketing verticals. LinkedIn recently opened its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore.

Read more about this announcement on LinkedIn Blog.

About LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 135 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across North America, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.