Scaling up its India operations is a key focus area for professional networking site LinkedIn. Hari Krishnan, the India country manager had earlier shared with Techcircle.in that getting the best employees was his priority when it came to investments in the country. The launch of a new engineering centre in Bengaluru, is in line with his growth plans.
Ganesh Krishnan, who was previously a senior director of engineering and security at the company's headquarter, will head the new technology centre. This is LinkedIn's first such centre outside of North America.
"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. Krishnan'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 and user experience, LinkedIn.
LinkedIn has over 35 employees in three cities â€“ Gurgaon, Bangalore and Mumbai. It now has 12 million members in India, up from 10 million in July.
Globally, the network has 135 million members. It recently launched Talent Pipeline, which helps recruiters streamline leads gathered through LinkedIn for follow-up. It also relaunched its mobile website Touch.Linkedin.com and updated its app for iPhones and Android handsets to engage more mobile users.