How One Engineer is Helping Build the Economic Graph

July 8, 2015

As a manager at LinkedIn I get the opportunity to learn from my team and help them grow their careers. Srinath Shankar joined LinkedIn last year as a Staff Software Engineer working to help build the Economic Graph – a digital map of the global economy identifying connections between people, skills, and companies – a reality. With this mapping we hope to spot real-time trends that point to economic opportunities, thus furthering LinkedIn’s vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

Srinath’s role is to help create the graph and build new querying capabilities that will allow anyone to access and utilize the powerful data that the completed graph will provide.

Before joining LinkedIn in July 2014, Srinath worked as a Software Engineer at Microsoft and Cloudera. After he joined my team at LinkedIn, Srinath said LinkedIn's investment in its employees is what sets it apart from the other companies he has worked at. In his words, “LinkedIn cares about your career. I liked that they were as invested in me as I was in them.”

In this short video interview Srinath shares why he chose to join LinkedIn, insights into his work on the Economic Graph, and the role he plays on the team.