Kapil Surlaker

Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn

Kapil Surlaker is the leader of the Big Data team and a Vice President within LinkedIn’s Engineering organization. His team builds the infrastructure, platforms, and other related systems that enable AI, Data Science, and other Data products at LinkedIn. 

Kapil’s team is responsible for core infrastructure platforms at LinkedIn such as exabyte scale distributed storage Grid based on HDFS, Apache Gobblin, Dali, and compute platforms such as Apache Spark, Presto, Apache Pinot. His team is also responsible for analytics platforms like Metrics platform, Experimentation, Anomaly detection, telemetry, and systems for management of the Data Lake including  DataHub, Data quality tools, etc. Altogether, this stack powers company’s core products and business operations. 

Prior to joining LinkedIn, Kapil worked at Kickfire (acquired by Teradata), Network Chemistry (acquired by Aruba Networks), and Oracle.

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