Kabalan Caesar

Caesar Kabalan

Linux Systems Administrator

Name:Caesar Kabalan
Date of birth:March 2nd, 1990
Address:20425 N 7th St Apt 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, 85024, USA
Phone:(928) 978-5428


November 2013 - present

Linux Systems Administrator

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Currently responsible for maintaining Enterprise DataCenter Systems for a large global organization. Primary responsibilities include architecting, provisioning, and maintaining hundreds of Linux systems consisting of database servers, application servers, and multiple high performance compute clusters. Other responsibilities include maintaining a complex VMware environment and associated storage and networking environments, and managings parts of a larger Windows/Active Directory environment with the global Systems Administration team. Also lead projects as relevant needs arise, including identifying requirements, forming timelines, working with external vendors, and deploying global systems.


Major Accomplishments (recent first):

  • Assisted in implementation of a second 250kw UPS + Generator to provide a redundant (active/active) power path to DataCenter equipment.
  • Championed the implementation of SolarWinds Orion on multiple continents to monitor, analyze, and alert on server and network health worldwide.
  • Built extensive dashboard tools for public display and quick identification of systemic issues across VMware, EMC, NetApp, SolarWinds, and APC.
  • Heavily involved in maintaining and bringing several aspects of infrastructure into a qualified state to support business compliance with FDA regulations.
  • Upgraded multi-vCenter VMware environment from ESX 5.1 to 5.5 with zero guest downtime (new vCenter architecture meant rebuilding from scratch).
May 2012 - November 2013

Client Computing Engineer

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Worked with a team of automation associates to plan, develop, and execute enterprise-wide software and configuration rollouts. Other responsibilities included scripting a variety of installation methods, third tier support, software development, and strategy planning. Also functioned as a Citrix Administrator focused on the deployment of software via Citrix XenApp as well as part of a project team focused on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Championed the implementation of a DataCenter monitoring solution: Nagios XI Enterprise.


Major Accomplishments:

  • Provided excellent on-going third tier support to users, desktop support associates, and phone support agents.
  • Extensive evaluation of multiple hyper-converged products (Nutanix and Simplivity) in comparison to existing internal infrastructure.
  • Championed the implementation of a regional DataCenter monitoring solution for servers, services, and storage: Nagios XI Enterprise.
  • Built dozens of deployment bundles for many different software applications, including those under strict change-control procedures.
  • Upgraded global Novell Zenworks environment from 10.X to 11.3.2.
May 2011 - May 2012

DataCenter Intern

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Worked with a team of IT System Administrators in a FDA validated environment to continuously improve datacenter systems, infrastructure, and procedures. Wrote numerous small programs and scripts to automate repetitive administrative tasks such as username resolution, file metadata synchronization, and auditing. Extensively tested and assisted in the initial rollout of a contractor developed printer removal script via Novell ZenWorks. Assisted in imaging and configuring over one hundred laptops for field sales associates.

January 2011 - May 2011

Software Developer

Northern Arizona University

Developed a grade feedback system for the purpose of allowing students to perform What-If analysis on grades. Process included gathering requirements, setting deadlines, writing the code, testing, receiving feedback, deploying, and documenting in an iterative way. GradeTrack was developed in PHP, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS for the W.A. Franke College of Business. Currently in use by 6 professors and over 900 students.


August 2008 - May 2012

Computer Information Systems

Bachelors - Northern Arizona University

Completed a four-year degree consisting of a cross-section of business-related courses and IT-related courses. Business courses applied many aspects of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, and law to IT-related topics. CIS courses consisted of network administration, server administration, database development, and application development. Also maintained a high GPA (Dean’s List) while working during my last year of courses.

August 2010 - December 2010


Northern Arizona University

Completed an upper division business course that integrated marketing, management, and business communication topics. Learned and used concepts of effective teamwork. Developed, researched, and wrote a 94 page business plan with five fellow students. Prepared and gave a professional presentation on the business plan. Placed first out of ten teams in the course (approximately 70 students).

Contact info
Address20425 N 7th St Apt 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, 85024, USA
Phone(928) 978-5428

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