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Jon Matthews

Jon Matthews

Engineering Director at Duo

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8 Years



Management Experience

Internal Communication
New Manager
Conflict solving
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Scaling Team

Hi everyone! I'm Jon - currently a Engineering Director at Duo Security (Soon to be Cisco). I've been a mentee on Plato for a while now, and decided to try to give back to the tech community with some of my experiences. Looking forward to learning from everyone!

Jon is not available in the next 4 weeks.


Getting Team Alignment on Goals and Operating Principles
28 May

Jon Matthews shares how an exercise in communication can get your team working together on the same page.

Internal Communication
Sharing the vision
Jon Matthews

Jon Matthews

Engineering Director at Duo


Engineering Director

Duo Security

Oct 2016 - current

Currently: Leading the SRE organization at Duo Security. Previously: Lead one half of the Engineering organization comprised of Endpoint, Mobile, Data Engineering and Windows Engineering teams Responsible for Duo Mobile which has over 4 MM monthly users Oversee the development and technical direction of new product features in conjunction with a cross functional team that solve customer problems in innovative ways Mentor and grow new Engineering leaders and promote existing leads into Director roles Develop and execute strategic plans to scale the Software Engineering organization by 80% year over year Work with Product Management to develop product strategy and product roadmap Recruit key hires across multiple disciplines in the Product Development organization Key accomplishments: Helped launch Duo Beyond a new disruptive product offering in the first 6 months Relocated to Austin, TX to form second Product Engineering campus. Scaled Austin team from 2 people to team of 30 in one year. Helped Duo grow into a $1bn valuation which resulted in a successful acquisition by Cisco

Senior Interactive Developer


Mar 2011 - Jul 2011

Created W3C and ADA compliant HTML templates for Hilton Worldwide. Created interactive slideshow and gallery elements using jQuery and CSS.

Senior Developer

Snapshot Design

Jan 2005 - Mar 2011

Create and maintained SQL databases for high profile, high availability websites. Create W3C compliant (X)HTML/CSS templates from scratch by hand for client sites. Write custom stored procedures to interface with a third party accounting system to increase efficiency and drive sales. Assisted in the design and developed of multiple sites which generate millions of dollars in sales per year. Introduced new concepts and technology to streamline development, and to provide cutting edge features to clients.

Intern Governor's Action Planning Team

State of Michigan

Aug 2004 - Jan 2005

Developing a web based application to assist in strategic planning efforts. Assisting in the preparation of format and materials for the governors cabinet retreats. One of four interns selected to develop the strategic direction and planning framework for a 59,000+ employee organization with an annual operating budget of $38.6 billion. Assisting the governor’s cabinet and their deputies in identifying departmental priority initiatives.

Developer Technician

Central Michigan University

Oct 1999 - Aug 2004

Developed enterprise level systems to move daily tasks into a paperless environment. Created and maintained a Front Desk system which managed the operation of a student facing front desk for 13 residence halls. Assisted in the creation of a discipline incident tracking system. Assisted in server administration, configuration in maintenance in a Citrix environment. Assisted users both in person and over the phone with technical problems. Assisted in responding to a major virus outbreak which affected the entire campus. Assisted in maintaining 500 plus computers spanning multiple departments as well as several student facing computer labs.


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