Matt Linebarger

Cloud & DevOps Senior Leader/Evangelist/Advocate


Dallas/Fort Worth Area


(214) 253-9499


Experienced manager in cloud engineering and DevOps technologies and processes. 10+ year background in architecting, operating, and managing IT teams and technologies within enterprise environments. Excels at directing, supporting and guiding engineering teams to maximize the level of output from the group.


Feb 2016 – Present

Sr. Manager, Cloud Platform Engineering & Infrastructure Apps

Vistra Energy (formerly Energy Future Holdings)

Irving, 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 led one of Vistra's retail websites 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 the public cloud (AWS).
  • Reduced $3.2 million of OpEx spend through the leveraging of a CapEx greenfield upgrade of ServiceNow.

Jun 2012 – Feb 2016

Sr. Architect - DevOps/Automation/Infrastructure Apps

Vistra Energy (formerly Energy Future Holdings)

Irving, TX

  • Managed a 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, and training of new team members.

Nov 2010 – Jun 2012


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.
  • Produced high-quality documentation including process flows, end-user instructions, and technical training guides.


Amazon Web Services    3 years

Engineering Management    5 years

Automation    4 years

ServiceNow    4 years

Chef    3 years

Git    8 years

Cloud Computing    4 years

JIRA    4 years

Jenkins    3 years

Operations Management    5 years

Cloud Storage    3 years

ITIL/ITSM    8 years

MySQL    8 years

Leadership Development    5 years

Shell Scripting    8 years

Agile    3 years

Python    4 years

DevOps    5 years

Management    5 years

Infrastructure    5 years


Master's of Arts in Christian Leadership
2018 to 2020 (In Progress)

Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Information Technology
2014 to 2016 (Graduated 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