Kublai Shive
[kublaishive at gmail.c(o)m]


I am a technology visionary with over nineteen years of IT architecture and systems management experience with thirteen years in the retail and hospitality industry. I am known for strategically designing and implementing new and proven technology to accomplish corporate goals.

• Infrastructure Design and Implementation
• Process Improvements and Best Practices
• Project Management
• Large Scale Deployments
• Change Management

• Cost Containment
• Budget Development & Management
• Systems Architectures
• Rapid Deployment
• Data Center Management


  • Hardware Cisco Switches, Routers and Access Points, Dell Servers and Desktops, EMC, NetApp, Nimble Storage, Mikrotik Routers, Watchguard Firewall, Juniper SSG Firewalls, Sophos Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls, Motorola/Symbol Access Points, Ubiquiti Access Points and Routers, Ruckus Wireless, Avaya IP phone system, NetEqualizer, Peplink Routers, Pepwave Access Points, Avocent KVM, Ceragon Bridges and Biostar Biometrics
  • Applications Siriusware POS/CRM, VisualOne HMS, Amazon AWS, Active Directory, VMWare ESX 3.5-6.0, VMWare VDI, Veem, MS Sharepoint, MS SCCM, MS SCOM, MS Exchange 95-2013, Office 365, MS Lync, Kaspersky, Symantec AV, BackupExec, Unitrends, Barracuda SPAM, MS Terminal Server and Dameware.
  • Amazon AWS EC2, VPC, VPN, S3, RDS, AutoScaling, ELB, CloudFront, S3 Glacier, Route 53,
    CloudFormation, Cloudtrail, IAM, WorkSpaces and WorkDocs
  • Industries Retail industry for over 15 years and hospitality industry for over 13 years
  • Operating Systems Windows (All server and desktop versions), Linux Redhat, CentOS and
    Slackware and MacOSX 10.2-10.11
  • Network OSI Model, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, T1, DS3, ISDN, PRI, Fiber, Ethernet, NAT, IPSec,
  • OpenVPN, VLAN, PPTP and L2TP
  • Software Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project
  • Past Languages PHP, C, Perl, HTML and Shell Script
  • Project Management Tools MS Project
  • Databases Basic administration of MS SQL and MySQL


IT Manager, Server and Datacenter Solutions
[Omitted for Security Reasons] (contact for details) · Sparks, NV (04/2016 – Present)
Report to the Corporate IT Manager of Infrastructure with the responsibility of overseeing a team of Systems Analysts who manage several datacenters across CONUS.



IT Infrastructure Manager
Mammoth Resorts, LLC · [Remote in Reno, NV] Mammoth Lakes, CA (10/2003 – 04/2016)
Report to the Director of Information Systems with the responsibility of designing and managing a large network of servers, switches and routers at a multi-campus, multi territory organization. Tasked to work with a 30+ member IT team to enable the corporate workforce and meet their budgetary goals.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Principle architect and project manager for a multi-region redundant path network
    incorporating OSPF and BGP using meshed VPN tunnels and dedicated microwave links [2015]
  • AWS implementation moving a $40M+ per year e-commerce system and corporate website to a
    cloud based platform (Amazon Web Services) [2013]
  • Principle architect and project manager for a companywide wireless system catering to
    corporate employees, resort guest lodges and over 600 hospitality rooms [2008]
  • Principle project manager and architect for a company wide physical to virtual server
    consolidation (VMWare) saving half a million dollars in hardware refresh, maintenance and
    support costs over five years [2007]
  • Principle project manager to bring the company to a PCI DSS Level 2 Compliance [2012-Present]

Network Manager
Robbins Brothers, Inc. · Glendale, CA (2/2002 – 10/2003)
Reported to Chief Information Officer and Business Development Director of a $100M+ year grossing
company. Tasked with managing employees while overseeing company servers, networks and IT

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Principle Architect and Project Manager for a $400K+ interstate network and systems
    deployment in preparation for an Oracle CRM/ERP solution with over 250 nodes
  • Deployed VoIP solution to remote locations and lowered phone usage charges by 30%

Network Engineer / Website Designer
Independent Consultant · Placentia, CA (6/2001 – 2/2002)
Contracted software developer for several private development companies to develop e-commerce
based websites in ASP, MS SQL, PHP and MySQL. Contracted security assessment for two large
corporations including penetration testing, internal and external vulnerability assessments and provided
follow-up recommendations.

Telecommunications Administrator
Wedding Referral Services (1-800-WEDDING) · Anaheim Hills, CA (8/2000 – 6/2001)
Reported to the Director of Information Technology at a well-funded startup with over 400 employees
across 11 states. Managed all aspects of communications from phone systems with call center ACDs to
OC3 and Internet Access.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Lowered phone usage and T1 local loop charges by over 30% after three months of employment
    by consolidating T1 and DS3 lines along with managing call routing for better rates
  • Create documentation and network maps of a rapidly growing company and created procedures
    for change management on network and telecommunications equipment


  • Cal State Fullerton- Fullerton, CA – Undeclared [Incomplete]
  • Fullerton College – Fullerton, CA – Undeclared [Incomplete]
  • Mikrotik MTCNA Certified [2013]
  • Principles of Project Management [2012]
  • Amazon AWS Solutions Architect [2011]
  • Exchange 2010 Configure, Manage and Troubleshooting Course [2010]
  • VMWare ESX 4, VCP 4 Install, Configure and Manage [2009]
  • Dell/EMC CX Series SAN Management and Protection [2005]
  • Cisco CCNA Certified in [1999] (expired)