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Netflix Engineering Director Departs

27 Mar, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Shobana Redhakrishnan

Shobana Redhakrishnan, director of engineering at Netflix, has left the subscription streaming pioneer to become VP of engineering at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Mindflash to help create cloud-based corporate learning programs.

Redhakrishnan, who was a frequent contributor to Netflix’s tech blog regarding metadata, spearheaded development of key components of the SVOD’s vaunted personalization engine — still considered a benchmark for the pay-TV industry.

"We're very excited to add Shobana's experience and talents to our team," Donna Wells, CEO at Mindflash, said in a statement. "We are an agile team delivering very high volume, complex training content across the world to millions of desktops and mobile devices. Shobana's experience leading teams facing precisely these challenges will be instrumental in our ability to continually deliver a fantastic experience to business trainees worldwide."

Radhakrishnan also held engineering positions at Yahoo!, Symantec and Excite@Home. She is an industry speaker and holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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