Resume for Jay Francis

jay-francis [at] tx.rr . com 972-540-9214

Video  . . .   Audio  . . .   Voice Networks  . . .   Data Networks  . . .   Phone Systems  . . .   Voice Mail
Project Management  . . .   Home Automation  . . .   Structured Wiring  . . .   Lighting Control
Custom Integration  . . .   RF and Video Distribution  . . .   Whole House Audio
SUMMARY
A dynamic, self-directed professional with extensive telecommunications, home automation, audio/video, and electronics background. Skilled in manufacturing, vendor, customer and service provider environments. Available for an engineering, planning, design or project manager position.
EXPERIENCE
McKINNEY SMART HOMES (div Alpine Home Systems, LLC)    McKinney, Texas
Designer, Project Manager
2005-Present
Planned and designed home automation, lighting control, whole house audio systems intercom systems, and structured wiring installations. Supervised installation crews. Includes new construction and retrofits.
COZYHOME, Inc    Dallas, Texas
Designer, Project Manager
2003-2005
Planned and designed audio/video, home automation and structured wiring installations. Supervised installation crews. Project managed new construction and retrofits, from 3,000 to 14,000 square feet. The 14,000 square foot house included:
  • Aegis 3000 system installation with 48 zones.
  • ALC lighting control for over 150 loads of light.
  • Eight cameras and video/RF whole house distribution.
  • 50,000 linear feet of cable.
  • Voice and data networks.
  • Custom enclosure design.
ALPINE HOME SYSTEMS    Plano, Texas
Design Engineer
2002-2003
IP COMMUNICATIONS    Dallas, Texas
Senior Network Planning Engineer
2000-2002
Planned and designed ATM network in a four state area. Network included over 400 locations containing Lucent CBX-500s, Stinger DSLAMs, and Unisphere ERX-1400s. Monitored network bandwidth utilization and generated design changes to support customer bandwidth increases.
  • Conducted traffic analysis to determine optimum bandwidth required to support reconfigured network resulting in a monthly savings of $400,000.
  • Created and maintained a graphic depiction of the complete network. This allowed co-workers to visually comprehend the network thereby allowing them the ability to decrease response time.
  • Initiated design changes on the backbone network to support customer requirements.
MCI WORLDCOM    Richardson, Texas
Senior Engineer II
1996-2000
Planned and designed switch adjunct equipment used in the local network utilizing AIN. Equipment included voice mail platforms and announcement recording devices. Created and distributed RFP/RFIs to adjunct switch equipment vendors. Reviewed the resultant proposals from the vendors and suppliers.
  • Designed an architecture supporting the reduction of vendors providing voice mail systems in the MCI WorldCom local network. End result being fewer maintenance contracts plus an annual cost avoidance of $1,300,000.
  • Designed and implemented an AIN architecture where one voice mail platform provided services to multiple local switches, saving $100,000 per installed switch and $60,000 annually per switch.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS    Dallas, Texas 1989-1996
Program Manager
Managed a team of software developers and project engineers providing a voice recognition platform to local telephone companies. Managed the implementation of an $8M system for a large local operating company, within budget.
Communications Analyst
Determined strategic telecommunications direction for the corporation.
Supervisor, Control Center
Monitored 5 dissimilar PBXs with 20,000 stations, and LANs with 10,000 devices.
Project Manager
Managed the implementation of $23,000,000 project: a 15,000 line PABX.
FLUOR DANIEL    Dallas, Texas 1987-1988
Senior Project Engineer
Coordinated the implementation of voice telecommunications equipment for local utility company.
SIGNA SYSTEMS    Dallas, Texas 1985-1987
Telecommunications Consultant
Provided telecom services to internal customers including hospitals, health care centers and administration offices. Generated Request for Proposals (RFPs) for telephone systems and evaluated responses.
FMC CORPORATION    Dallas, Texas 1983-1985
Telecommunications Consultant
Provided telecommunications services to internal customers. Generated Request for Proposals (RFPs) for telephone systems. Evaluated the responses for technical correctness and performed financial comparisons.
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 1975-1983
Program Engineer    Dallas, Texas
Coordinated the implementation of voice telecommunications equipment.
Computer Support Engineer    Dallas, Texas
Performed total system integration, and cut over of Galaxy ACD and PBX systems.
Design Engineer    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Designed components for telecommunications equipment.
Technical Writer    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wrote documentation on telecommunications equipment.
EDUCATION, TRAINING and CERTIFICATION
  • Certified Alarm Technician (NTS and NBFAA).
  • Certified Installer, Leviton Integrated Networks systems.
  • Authorized Home Automation Inc (HAI) OMNI installer.
  • Specialized training on: OnQHome Products, Lutron RadioRA.
  • Licensed Alarm Installer (TCPS).
  • MS Telecommunications             Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • BS Electrical Engineering             University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

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