Parker Edwards currently manages the Global Solutions Engineering team at Lightstep. Parker developed an affinity for understanding software performance at New Relic, before leaving to start a Solutions Engineering practice at Lyft Enterprise. As a user of Lightstep at Lyft he saw firsthand the insights that tracing could provide engineers at scale and started working at Lightstep in 2017 as a Solutions Engineer. There, he was able to help organizations like Under Armour, Zalando, Skyscanner, and FactSet integrate Observability into their application architectures and DevOps processes. Parker has a dog named Granger that is equally excited about enabling engineers to understand their complex application environments.