LinkedIn Cuts 10% (a.k.a. The Journey is Over)
This morning, my co-workers and I discovered that LinkedIn decided to trim 10% of its employees. The Denver Office was among those that were laid off. I can't say we didn't see the writing on the wall. In fact, on the evening of October 15, I sent the following e-mail to my co-workers:
LinkedIn's top investor is Sequoia Capital and they recently
posted this presentation on the web.
Notice the reduce head count recommendations. ... Oh well, life goes on.
So, as of today, there is no LinkedIn Denver office. While I had a lot of fun being a UI Architect and managing Engineers, I'm somewhat happy this has happened. After all, now I get to enjoy the best perk about being an employee: the good ol' severance package!
If you're looking for good Engineers, I highly recommend all of the guys who worked for me during this journey. You can read more about the skills they possess and what they're looking for by viewing their LinkedIn Profiles:
As for me, I'm definitely in the market as well. You can view My LinkedIn Profile to see if I might be a good fit for your organization. I'm willing to travel up to 25%, but would prefer not to. After all, ski season is right around the corner.
Lastly, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed working at LinkedIn. I've never worked with a smarter group of Engineers, nor been so excited about a company's product and vision. I know that LinkedIn will be highly successful and I hope to use their site to find gigs for many years to come.