ROBERT W. FOSS
O BJECT I VE
Senior Engineer or Technical Manager role for a solid company that values teamwork and
EXPER I ENCE From NT to 2012
Manager – System Engineering & I TOC From 98 to Win8
2012 – Present
Coldwater Creek, I nc., Coeur d’Alene, ID VMWare ESX
From 2.x to 5.5
Working Manager in a 3 System Engineer team maintaining over 600 Windows servers (60+% virtualized
– combination of IBM servers and Cisco UCS) across 4 physically separate datacenters.
2007 & 2010
Managing an 8 member NOC team purposed with 24/7 full enterprise monitoring, 1st response
t roubleshooting and escalation. This team is also responsible for scheduled task administration. MS TFS
2005 & 2010
Planned and implemented our migration of Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – also the primary
administrator. Strong I IS
Integrated MobileIron MDM in our environment as our BYOD management solution.
7.5 and below
System Engineer I I From 2000 to 2008
2004 – 2012 MS Office Suite
Station Casinos LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada 2007 & 2010
Lead role in a 3 System Engineer team who maintain over 500 Windows (2K, ’03, ’08) servers including
backups, OS and hardware upgrades, system monitoring, Microsoft Exchange, I IS, antivirus, etc.
Implemented and maintained 36 VMWare ESX 4.x Hosts with 300+ Virtual Servers utilizing NetApp and E xperience
E MC SANs over both iSCSI and FC.
Spearheaded physical to virtual server migration resulting in an environment over 60% virtualized – 2003 & 2010
I ntel covered our project in the article at h ttp://www.intel.com/references/pdfs/StationCasinos.pdf
Planned and deployed NetApp Filers running CIFS to replace traditional Windows File Servers,
i ncluding live migration of 10TB of active data. Symantec
E nterprise Vault
Day to day planning and management of a multiple Domain environment across 18 different physical
Responsible for WINS, DNS, DHCP, AD, Group Policies and security.
Provide second tier support for over 14,000 employees. Email Gateway
HP, Dell and IBM
O perations Engineer
2003 – 2004
T ravelworm, I nc., Las Vegas, Nevada
Cisco UCS Blade
Built, maintained and monitored 40+ Windows servers for a 24/7 availability travel web site.
NetApp, EMC &
Responsible for successfully implementing an offsite co-location cage for high availability.
H itachi SANs
Brocade and Cisco
Network and Systems Manager FC Solutions
1998 – 2003
NOS Communications, I nc., Las Vegas, Nevada
Managed and trained 3 System Engineers responsible for 50+ Windows servers.
Coordinated administration of a WAN of 6 locations over 2 states (2,000+ nodes).
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1989 – 1994
Majored in Criminal Justice.