My goals are to strive for simplicity, make it easier for people to do their jobs, and improve the organization's ability to detect problems early in the process.
Datasynapse has a fairly complex build environment with builds requiring artifacts be constructed on many platforms and then assembled into a final product. GridServer, DataSynapse's flagship product, is used to accomplish this feat. The build tasks are farmed out to a grid of machines with the results collected and assembled into the final product.
At Datasynapse, I have been automating the build process to provide reliable builds with easily understood metrics that allow developers to drive towards higher quality. I have also been working to provide systems to enhance understanding of the build and tools involved. (Jira, Confluence, Opengrok)