Robert Choban

23 Kinlock Lane, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
(864) 884-4890 (Cell)
(864) 834-2038 (Home)

Objective: Employment as a Sr. Network Engineer for a company with a large communication network.

Employment History

Mpls., MN
Sr. Network Engineer Consultant
March 2008 - March 2009

IBM outsourced their global network division to ATT and my job was eliminated. ING hired me back to work on their local and wide area networks.

Mpls., MN
Sr. Network Engineer
December 2003 - March 2008

The ING Network was outsourced to IBM Global Network Division. I became a team lead to approximately 10 people across the country. I continued to have the same responsibilities that I had at ING.

Mpls., MN
Sr. Network Engineer
May 1994 - December 2003

    • Designed and implemented an ethernet switched network using CISCO catalyst switches for a campus of 2000+ user
    • Designed and implemented the infostructure for a 600 seat call center utilizing CISCO IGX's and CISCO switches
    • Designed and implemented a nation wide network, integrating voice, video and data using CISCO IGX's
    • Currently designing a voice over IP network for our regional sales office. This network would replace existing token rings, PBX's and Key systems (summer 2000).
    • Designed and implemented ISDN network for regional sales office.
    • Designed and implemented disaster recovery for ReliaStar's E commerce infostrructure.
    • Designed placement of intranet servers, CISCO PIX firewalls and local directors on Reliastar's internal network.

Hennepin Technical College
Mpls., MN
August 1994 - July 1998

  • Taught introduction and advanced data communication class
  • Taught introduction to TC/IP

Carlson Companies, Inc.
Mpls., MN
Sr. Network Specialist
May 1992 - May 1994

  • Designed and implemented a cabling system for Carlson's operation training center.
  • Install current release of Mainframe based TCP/IP software package.
  • Worked on backbone router design, using CISCO routers and a FDDI backbone.
  • Designed and implemented a Distributed Sniffer network diagnostic system.

Northwestern National Life Insurance (NWNL) now ReliaStar
Mpls., MN
Sr. Data Communication Programmer/Analyst
October 1986 - May 1992

  • Responsibilities included installation and maintenance of 3 IBM 3725's
  • Designed and implemented VSAT satellite communication system used for data and video transmission for ReliaStar's remote offices.
  • Designed and implemented local area networks at NWNL regional sales offices.

IDS / American Express Financial Services
Mpls., MN
Sr. System Programmer
December 1984 - October 1986
Responsibilities included installation and maintenance of 3 - IBM 3725's.

  • Worked on IBM System 36 hardware and software.
  • Responsible for VTAM and NCP performance

Onan Corporation
Fridley, MN
System Programmer
March 1982 - December 1984

  • Support of one IBM 3705 NCP.
  • Support of IBM system 36 and IBM 8100 operating system software and hardware
  • Support of protocol converters, a network of IBM PC's, NTO for handing start/stop devices, a dozen RJE stations, and 3 BSC stations.
  • Support of MVS operating system, included JES2 changes, and I/O Gen's.
  • Installed the following mainframe products: MVS/SP 1.3.2, FDR, ACF2, VSPC, NCP, PANVALET, and DMS.

University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Sr. Analyst/Programmer
January 1979 - March 1982

  • Project leader for design, programming, and implementation of the Universities student registration system.

Designed and programmed on-line IMS general ledger accounting system for the Universities Bookstores

National Business Data System
St. Paul, MN
Sr. System Representative
September 1976 - January 1979

  • Design, install, and maintain Order Entry, Accounts
  • Receivable, Inventory Control, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and Payroll systems

The Analyst Group
St. Paul, MN
Computer Programmer
July 1976 - September 1976

Choban Realty Co.
South St. Paul, MN Real Estate Salesman
June 1974 - August 1975


CISCO Certification Completed
CCNA-CISCO Certified Network Associate-1999
CCNP-CISCO Certified Network Prosessional-2000
CCDA-CISCO Certified Design Professional-2000

Control Data Institute
Mpls., MN
Programming Technology

Mankato State University
Mankato, MN
BA in Business Administration 1974

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