Shalini Agarwal

Country: United States of America

Position: Senior Director Of Engineering

Organization: LinkedIn

Engineering excellence: marathon, not a sprint

Shalini Agarwal is the Senior Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, responsible for building Sales Intelligence Enterprise product-Sales Navigator. Before this, she was responsible for delivering scalable Search and Data Applications while managing a global team at LinkedIn. Shalini spent nearly a decade at eBay where she shaped buyer experience. She is passionate about building great software and creating opportunities. In addition to her day-to-day role, she is leading LinkedIn’s REACH apprenticeship program since its inception, a program to hire non-traditional talent to LinkedIn’s engineering team.

Speech Overview:

Building good software is difficult, especially when there are competing priorities on craftsmanship and time to market. There is no magic bullet for achieving excellence, it requires focus and continuous improvement to make it sustainable. In this talk, Shalini will share how an engineering team at LinkedIn built world-class technology foundations across availability, product quality, and developer productivity.