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LinkedIn Hires VP Engineering From Google

Kevin Scott, formerly an engineering director and manager at Google, both before and after its acquisition of AdMob (where he was VP of engineering and operations), has joined LinkedIn as VP of engineering.

The company said Scott will start today, reporting to David Henke, SVP of operations and engineering, and will be assigned to engineering new products and services.

Scott’s extremely thorough LinkedIn profile says he has expertise in “machine learning, distributed algorithms, large-scale distributed systems, information retrieval, compilers, programming languages, internet advertising and engineering management.”

Late last month, LinkedIn filed to go public in an offering worth $175 million. The company said it had 990 full-time employees as of the end of last year.


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