Resume of Scott G Jones

Scott G. Jones

Senior Windows System Engineer


Career Summary

Senior Windows System Engineer with expertise in supporting Corporate and Retail Environments, specializing in Windows Server and VMware technologies.  Extensive experience in Virtualization, Application Integration, Development Support, Large Scale Windows system deployments, and Project Management. 

Achievements Preview

  • Architected Point Of Sale environment of over 350 servers and 4100 registers across 81 locations.
  • Deployed 140 VMware ESXi servers across 70 locations.
  • Supported a 900 server Corporate environment.


Technical Summary

  • Virtual Infrastructure Administration
  • Application Integration and Server Support
  • Systems Engineering
  • PCI Security
  • Point of Sale Architect
  • Project Management
  • Systems Architect
  • Remote Systems Management & Alerting
  • Active Directory Management
  • Microsoft Cluster Management
  • Operating System Imaging Deployment
  • Technical Trainer



  • Currently obtaining VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4
  • Certified Novell 3.x Engineer


Professional Experience

Neiman Marcus

Senior Windows System Engineer (1996 – 2010)

  • Implemented large scale deployment of 140 ESXi hosts across 70 locations, virtualizing 350 servers in process to reduce operating expenses by $378,000 annually.
  • Managed corporate VMware virtual environment of 36 ESX hosts and 364 virtual machines.
  • Architected and executed existing Point Of Sale environment of over 350 servers and 4100 registers across 81 locations.
  • Created initial Windows imaging and deployment process for 4,100 Windows based cash registers, saving 12,300 man-hours yearly.
  • Managed and provided ongoing support for a 900 server Windows file and application server infrastructure. 
  • Managed project timelines, vendor relationships, hardware purchases and services for numerous IT infrastructure projects up to $4 million in scope.
  • Provided third level services and support to applications groups for both in-house developments and outside vendor implementations.
  • Implemented and managed 900 node HP System Insight Management (SIM) system for remote monitoring of all Intel based server hardware.
  • Specified and qualified new hardware for Windows servers,  VMware ESX hosts and Windows clients.
  • Implemented standards, policies, and processes to support x86 based servers in the enterprise. 
  • Provided technology roadmaps and guided technical decisions involving infrastructure.
  • Architected Ad Hoc encryption environment to help meet Payment Card Industry requirements.  Worked with 12 departments to redesign business processes to migrate 158 GB of customer data to secured area on asymmetrical encryption servers.
  • Leveraged BMC Marimba, Blade Logic, IPSwitch, WhatsUp, and NetIQ for Application monitoring and alerting.
  • Supported all Active Directory domains for the enterprise. 
  • Designed and supported development / test implementations of Microsoft Cluster Server (2003 Enterprise) and Microsoft SQL 2005.
  • Taught numerous training sessions pertaining to various server technologies.


Neiman Marcus

Manager of Capital Planning and Programming (1992 – 1996)

  • Guided CEO and Senior Executive Management regarding Selling Space Layouts in new store development to ensure maximum ROI for merchandise placement.
  • Generated store productivity figures (dollars per square foot) for CEO and Senior Executive Management.
  • Defined, implemented five (5) year Cash Flow Forecasting process and documentation  to allow strategic management of Capital expenditures.
  • Produced Square Footage Programs for both new store construction and store remodels. This allowed Senior Executive Management to accurately compare like sales of merchandise strategies across the country.
  • Managed and supported users of Construction Division Novell LAN.


Neiman Marcus

Draftsman (1988 – 1992)

  • Produced construction drawings for in house remodels of stores, and design layouts for vendor boutiques.
  • Architected first CADD system at Neiman Marcus in 1989.
  • Architected first PC based, 75 node Novell LAN at Neiman Marcus in 1990.



5 Year Bachelor’s of Interior Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

General studies, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Professional Development

Attended VMworld 2010                                                                        September 2010
VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v4                                 September 2009

Securing Vista and Server 2008                                                           October 2008

Windows Server 2008 Custom Accelerated                             September 2008

Technical Addendum

Operating Systems:     

VMware ESX 3.5, vSphere 4.0 ESX and ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware Workstation, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000, Windows NT Server (3.51, 4.0), Novell Netware (3.x, 4.x), Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 Professional, Microsoft POSReady 2009, WinPE

Scripting Languages:

Batch scripting, PowerShell, VBScript

Server Platforms:

Microsoft Active Directory, Citrix MetaFrame 1.8, Lotus Domino 5.0, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Microsoft SQL Server (2000, 2005), RSA File Security Manager, Terminal Services, Microsoft Cluster Services

Infrastructure Applications:

VMware vSphere Client, Veeam Monitor, Veeam FastSCP,  IPSwitch WhatsUPGold (12.0.2), NetIQ (3.4, 4.0, 4.3), RSA SecurID Ace Server, Dameware, VNC Viewer, Veritas NetBackup (4.6), McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, HP System Insight Manager, ICE, BMC Marimba, Ghost, Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2, PXE

Enterprise Business Applications:

Microsoft Office suite, Avaya NICE, Avaya Witness, Avaya DSI Marquee, 41st FraudNet, Aloha Point Of Sale, Lenel Systems OnGuard, Trane Tracer ES

Network Protocols / Software:


Security Standards:

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)


HP ProLiant DL360 G2 through G6, HP ProLiant DL380 G2 through G6, HP ProLiant DL580 G2 through G6, HP Blade chassis, Host Bus Adapters, Network Interface Cards, SCSI, RAID, APC UPS, Firmware upgrades, networked printers, Ethernet, hubs