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Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes

Engineering Lead at iflix

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Seniority

13 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

One-on-one
Team processes
Scaling Team

I have been fortunate enough to lead a number of outstanding technical teams and have been part of the development of many fascinating products. Throughout my career I have built technical and architectural skills but have also focused on leadership, process, delivery and effective stakeholder communication. I love working with great people. I take an enormous amount of satisfaction in watching and helping people overcome challenges and grow in their careers. I believe in the power of relationships and that if you look after people they will look after you in return. My roles have varied from Technical Cofounder, Founder, Maintenance and Support Lead, Project Manager and Tech Lead. I have worked in startups, telco, defence, games and research. I started programming with BASIC in the late 80's.

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  September 7, 2020
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Stories

The Importance of A Clear Company Culture
18 April

Matt Barnes discusses how he discovered the importance of instilling a company culture from the start.

Company Culture
Hiring
Managing Expectations
EM
Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes

Engineering Lead at iflix

Managing Negative Employee Behaviors
18 April

Matt Barnes discusses lessons he has learned about dealing with employees who are having a negative impact on their team.

Team reaction
Conflict solving
Toxic employee
Company Culture
Toxic atmospheres
High Performers
EM
Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes

Engineering Lead at iflix

Experience

Engineering Lead | Growth Hacker | SEO

iflix

Nov 2018 - current

iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets with the widest and most compelling selection of TV shows, movies, hyper local originals, premium live sports and up-to-the-minute news from around the world, to stream or download, on any internet connected device…wherever, whenever. I am leading the Australian Growth hacking team to rapidly validate concepts, optimise, grow organic traffic and spread the learnings.

Mentor

Plato

May 2017 - current

We live, we experience, we fail and we learn. I share my knowledge to help others thrive.

Alumni

Startmate

Jan 2014 - current

Startmate exists to help entrepreneurs disrupt. Proud to be part of the 2014 cohort.

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