India is one of the fastest growing countries on LinkedIn. The professional networking site has 135 million members worldwide and out of which 12 million are in India. To keep up with the increasing demand and popularity of the site among Indian users, LinkedIn today announced that it’s opening a new Technology Center in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India.
Ganesh Krishnan, Senior Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, who will be heading the Bangalore technology center writes on the LinkedIn blog, “We set up our first Asia Pacific (APAC) sales and marketing presence in India back in November 2009. We are extremely excited to setup our first APAC technology presence also in India, which is one of our fastest growing member bases. Opening a technology center in Bangalore allows us to be where are members are from a technology perspective and is a commitment to the region. LinkedIn’s Bangalore technology center will augment our global development and operations teams, including the technical talent at our Mountain View headquarters.”
LinkedIn stepped into India in 2009, and now the company has about 100 employees in three Indian cities — Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore. The technology center in Bangalore would be LinkedIn’s first center outside its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
The Bangalore R&D center is also planning to hire new employees including software engineers, operations engineers, network engineers, data warehouse engineers and database administrators. So, if you want to join the LinkedIn team in Bangalore, then you can check out new job openings on LinkedIn’s Careers page.