• Puzzling Candidates to Attract Top Talent

    March 11, 2016

    Engineers are passionate about problem solving. I know that from both my personal experience as a software engineer and from the people I work with here at LinkedIn. It’s incredibly refreshing to be surrounded by like-minded problem-solvers who share my curiosity and creativity. One morning, I found myself confronted with a regular expressions crossword that MIT had published as part of their Mystery Hunt in 2013. I spent so many hours working on the puzzle that when I finally...

  • Together We’re Better: 255 Lean In CS&E Circles created in 2015

    March 10, 2016

    “When I first started college, I wasn’t a confident student," recalled Tessa Hurr, a sophomore at Columbia University, who attended this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. "As soon as I was accepted to Columbia’s Engineering School, I was looking for ways to transfer out." Tessa first decided she wanted to pursue a career in computer science back in high school but her excitement quickly faded as she was faced with the challenges of being a woman in this field...

  • The Competitive Advantage of Craftsmanship, Voldemort's Hadoop Usage and Other Must Reads

    March 9, 2016

    LinkedIn Engineers are asking big questions and sharing their personal answers. From apprentice mentorship to open source citizenship to software craftsmanship, the following writers tackle the real life issues they face each day. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the best pieces published on our platform. Notes on "Clean Code" – Foreword By Mohamed El-Geish, Software Engineering Manager Mohamed shares his thoughts on the foreword of Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile...

  • Hiring Relevance Science Engineers at LinkedIn

    March 7, 2016

    I get asked a lot of questions by my friends about relevance science and engineering at LinkedIn. Why has relevance science become so important in the...

  • Open Sourcing WhereHows: A Data Discovery and Lineage Portal

    March 3, 2016

    In modern data-driven businesses, the complexity that arises from fast-paced analytics, data mining and ETL processes makes metadata increasingly...

  • The LinkedIn Android Data Pipeline

    March 2, 2016

    When we started designing mobile infrastructure for the new LinkedIn flagship mobile app last year, we wanted to completely rethink the data pipeline. The...