VP of Engineering
Be your authentic self
Focus on my path and lessons I learned along the way
Meet the Speaker:
Erica Lockheimer has been at LinkedIn since 2010. She has taken on many roles in tenure at LinkedIn. She first held the role of Sr. Director of Engineering creating Growth team from the ground up and led that team for 7 years, with her focus on increasing growth in new members and deepening engagement with members across LinkedIn's products. She is also responsible for founding LinkedIn's Women In Tech (WIT) initiative that is focused on empowering women in technical roles within the company.
In 2018, she moved on to her next play at LinkedIn and as the VP of Engineering for the LinkedIn Learning team, formerly known as Lynda.com. She continued to expand her role and began to oversee LinkedIn’s Glint engineering team in 2019. Most recently in 2021, she took on the additional role of running LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions/Careers team that connects our members to career opportunities and helps recruiters find the best candidates for their companies.
Prior to LinkedIn, she worked at Good Technology as Director of Server Engineering to securely manage and synchronize e-mail and calendar data between Exchange and mobile devices. She loves the challenge of starting with something nascent and carving out the right strategy, hiring the best people, and plotting a course to drive results. In 2014 and 2015, Erica was voted amongst the top 22 women engineers in the world by Business Insider. Erica is a San Francisco Bay Area native, has 2 kids, loves to run and is a graduate from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.