Employee Spotlight: OneLogin DevOps Manager Matt Barrio

August 27th, 2018   |     |  company news

At OneLogin, recognizing and celebrating the employees who make this company such an amazing place to work is a top priority. To that end, I’d like to present the first in a series of employee spotlight blog posts that highlight the fantastic people I get to work with.

Let’s start things off with our extremely kind and talented DevOps Manager, Matt Barrio.

What is your role at OneLogin? What is your day to day like?
“I am the manager of the DevOps team. We handle everything from infrastructure to configuration management to deployment strategies, CICD pipelines, etc.

As for my day to day, I start each morning by going to the closet and getting a fire extinguisher.

Just kidding.

Honestly, my job looks different every day. My team could be doing any number of things like bringing up new service that the engineers have completed, helping with failed tests, ensuring that the site is totally available, working on resiliency projects, or managing our changing set of tools to make sure that they stay relevant.”

What were you doing before OneLogin? Who were you working for?
“I was working for a home-improvement company in Dallas, Texas. I was working in system administration, building a mobile app and managing their entire stack.”

How long have you been at OneLogin? What was your first role here?
“I am coming up on my third year with the OneLogin team. I started as a DevOps engineer, but actually just moved up to my manager position a few months ago.

It’s been an exciting transition. The team takes on a ton of different types of challenges which can be a lot to deal with, but we’re getting there. We’re also hiring so if anyone out there is interested in working on some really cool projects that scale, don’t be shy!”

What is your favorite thing about working here?
“I have a lot of favorites so it’s hard to pick one…

But if I had to choose, it would be the ability to be creative in my work. That’s just part of being an engineer- wanting to be able to be creative in what you design and develop. I love being able to tackle projects creatively and try out new angles to solve problems.

I have to give big props to management for supporting that. We do a lot of work in tight timelines with strict resources which means creativity isn’t just encouraged but necessary. It isn’t always easy but I love it nonetheless.”

So, what do you do outside these walls for fun?
“I love being outdoors and being around people. I recently ran a marathon and I’m also a pretty big cyclist.

One of my biggest passions is to support the AIDS LifeCycle. It’s an event where participants bicycle the 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s dedicated to raising money for SF AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

As of recently, I am also the proud dad of a dog! So I’ve been spending a lot of time and energy with my partner going to dog parks.

I’m also kind of a workaholic so I do a lot of work for fun. I spend some of my free time on Safari books and different dev websites trying NodeJS.”

What was the last event/concert you went to for fun?
“Oh man, I’m way into music too. I recently saw Kygo at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley and it was amazing. I’ve seen Kygo before in Las Vegas, but this was my first time at the Greek Theatre. It was just a really cool space and an awesome crowd- everyone was into it.”

How to join the OneLogin team

I want to extend a very special thank you to Matt for letting me pick his brain for this interview!

If you are interested in learning more about what it’s like to work at OneLogin, feel free to reach out to us! We have several job positions open right now, including on Matt’s team, and we’d love to hear from you!

About the Author

Jack Shepherd joined the OneLogin team in Summer of 2015, and is now the Content Marketing Lead at OneLogin. Jack specializes in producing thought leadership pieces around the latest cloud technologies, cybersecurity, and the evolving role of unified access management.

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