Arran Goffe

Arran Goffe

IT & Facilities Manager at Bigcommerce

Location
Austin, Texas Area
Industry
Computer Software

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Arran Goffe's Overview

Current
Past
  • NT Support Specialist at J.D. Edwards
  • IT Infrastructure Support at Dr Solomon's
Connections

500+ connections

Arran Goffe's Summary

I am an established IT professional with 12 years’ experience in the corporate sector. During my career, I have had experience managing both people and projects at a worldwide level, working in Europe, Asia and America.

My goals are:
• To ensure projects are run on time and to budget
• To ensure the continued success of IT teams through effective management and the development of people
• To increase the internal brand, value and image of IT teams
• It's also important to me to ensure that cost-effective spending trends are in place, and that scalable / new solutions (technologies) are considered when projects are planned & executed. This full 360 degree view ensures optimal spending within IT supported by the correct IT infrastructure

Specialties

Project and team management, Server room infrastructure (capacity planning, A/C & power), Management of corporate IT system moves and changes, Server consolidation(including virtualization), Raising IT departments profile to business & end users, Microsoft Server including AD / DNS / DHCP, Microsoft Exchange (2003/2007), VMware ESX, Facilities co-ordination of office moves and changes, Senior support escalation, Vendor management

Arran Goffe's Experience

IT & Facilities Manager

Bigcommerce

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Austin, Texas Area

Responsible for Worldwide IT and Facilities (over 50,000 sqft total).
Recent facilities based projects have included:
- Management of Austin office move from ~7000 sqft to 33,000 sqft custom-built-out space
- Sublease negotiations to secure an additional ~5000 sqft within the same building
- Ran project to online West coast offices in San Francisco (~7500 sqft)

Recent IT based projects have included:
- Securing the organization including perimeter and end point changes to protect IP
- Governance around business applications
- Implementation of worldwide controls for on/off boarding
- Wireless optimization to include 802.11ac deployment
- Management policy implementation to better improve stability of call center staff
- SSO to better secure business applications (still ongoing)
- Alignment of Domain Controllers (functionality to Server 2012 R2)
- BCDR planning

IT Manager

Bazaarvoice

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Internet industry

July 2010January 2013 (2 years 7 months)

Senior IT Administrator

Bazaarvoice

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Internet industry

January 2010July 2010 (7 months)

WW IT Project Manager

Borland

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; BORL; Computer Software industry

September 2003February 2010 (6 years 6 months)

NT Support Specialist

J.D. Edwards

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; JDEC; Computer Software industry

19982000 (2 years)

IT Infrastructure Support

Dr Solomon's

19961998 (2 years)

Arran Goffe's Skills & Expertise

  1. VMware ESX
  2. DNS
  3. Vendor Management
  4. DHCP
  5. Virtualization
  6. Cloud Computing
  7. VMware
  8. SaaS
  9. Linux
  10. System Administration
  11. IT Operations
  12. Apache
  13. DNS
  14. Scalability

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