Matt Linebarger

Cloud & DevOps Senior Leader/Evangelist/Advocate


Dallas, TX




A dedicated advocate of cloud, automation, and DevOps technologies and a passionate senior leader with over 10 years of experience architecting, supporting, and managing IT teams and technologies within large enterprise environments.


Feb 2016 – Present

Sr. Manager, Cloud Platform Engineering & Infrastructure Apps

Vistra Energy (formerly Energy Future Holdings)

Dallas, TX

  • Manage and lead both the onshore and offshore Cloud Platform Engineering & Infrastructure Apps teams.
  • Oversee automation and DevOps strategies through the implementation and operations of monitoring (New Relic/CloudWatch), automation & configuration management (Chef/AWS), version control systems (GitLab/GitHub), and continuous integration (Jenkins, CodeDeploy, and CodeBuild).
  • Built from the ground up application monitoring of primary mission critical applications and the infrastructure monitoring of 3000+ physical and virtual servers.
  • Successfully lead one of Vistra's retail web sites through a DevOps and public cloud transformation resulting in a 75% decrease in infrastructure OpEx costs, as well as a 200% increase in release time.
  • Currently leading the cloud engineering organization, utilizing an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) model to provide IaaS and PaaS services to private (VMware) and public (AWS) clouds.

Jun 2012 – Feb 2016

Sr. Architect - DevOps / Automation / Infrastructure Apps

Vistra Energy (formerly Energy Future Holdings)

Dallas, TX

  • Managed a small development team, as well as designed and developed real-time dashboards and desktop and mobile web applications used by executives and business units for performance monitoring/reporting.
  • Built custom application solution to automate the validation and uptime of core DevOps applications.
  • Lead administrator and architect of New Relic, an enterprise APM tool, monitoring the internal performance of critical applications across multiple business units.
  • Architected, implemented and deployed LISTSERV mail service for use across the enterprise. Designed and coded front-end interface for easier consumption of subscriptions for users.
  • Assisted in the interviewing, hiring, training of new team members.

Nov 2010 – Jun 2012

Developer / Analyst

Pinnacle Technical Resources

Dallas, TX

  • Automated senior IT leadership reports and analytics through a custom developed web portal.
  • Significantly improved infrastructure monitoring quality by continually tuning alerts and reducing false positive
  • Routinely presented and defended operation process improvements in Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings.
  • Using an ITIL-based framework, gathered requirements, designed, and developed process flows for ITSM processes, decreasing defect resolution times.
  • Produceed high-quality documentation including process flows, end-user instructions, and technical training guides.


Microsoft Office    13 years

Scrum    1 year

Microsoft Windows Server    9 years

JIRA    2 years

MySQL    8 years

Senior Management    5 years

Oracle    8 years

DevOps    5 years

PHP    8 years

Microsoft Azure    2 years

Agile    2 years

Amazon Web Services (AWS)    3 years

MacOS    20 years

Leadership Development    5 years

New Relic    4 years

Leadership    10 years

IT Operations    5 years

Training and Development    5 years

Selenium    3 years

Infrastructure    5 years

Chef    3 years

Linux    10 years

Git    5 years

Automation    5 years

Docker    1 year

CSS    10 years

VMware vRealize Suite    2 years

HTML    13 years

Jenkins    2 years

ITIL    6 years

ServiceNow    3 years

JavaScript    7 years

Education / Certification

BS in Business Administration – Information Technology (Summa Cum Laude)

Colorado Technical University

Colorado Springs, CO

Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance ‐ License 000555229

ITIL v3 Foundations Certification

Hewlett-Packard Education and Training

Oracle Professional Skills Achievement

North Lake College

Irving, TX