FlightStats

Team Spotlight: Jeff Matthews

Team member:

Jeff Matthews

What is your position at FlightStats?

DevOps Engineer

What made you interested in what you do?

I’ve been interested in computers my whole life, and I’ve been using Linux and open source software for the past ten years. I was working support for a major back-up company before I started working here.

How long have you been working at FlightStats?

Two years

How has FlightStats evolved since you started?

We’ve grown. In particular, our DevOps engineering team has made investments in our technology, working more with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes. I’d say we’ve become increasingly more agile as time goes on.

What do you like about working at FlightStats?

I like that I have the opportunity to work with a lot of open source technology, which is what keeps me engaged in the work I do here. Every day I’m learning something new. There is never an end to the interesting technical problems we help solve.

What’s the best part of working as a DevOps Engineer at FlightStats?

The people are awesome. If someone wanted to apply here, I would say the best part is being able to come in every day and tackle a wide variety of technical problems. We’re striving to become increasingly automated over time. Being a part of that process is both exciting and challenging.

What are your hopes for our company?

Merging with FlightGlobal and our sister companies is exciting because it brings a lot of fresh points of view. I’m hoping to be able to collaborate with them further to solve problems for our customers.

What do you do in your free time?

A lot of what I do in my spare time is what I do at work. I work on personal projects using free and open source software. I’m currently building a multi-room audio system. I also like camping and spending time with my daughter.

Any other fun facts you want to share?

I’m totally into motorcycle trials. Ask me sometime.