Lee Atchison

Lee Atchison is a Principal Engineer and Architecture Lead at New Relic. He’s been with New Relic for over three years where, among other things, he designed and lead the building of the New Relic Platform and infrastructure products. Currently he is helping the company, as architect lead, to build a solid system architecture that handles highly scalable, high availability traffic. Previously, Lee spent seven years as a Senior Manager and Principal Program Manager at Amazon.com where he created Amazon’s first software download store, created AWS Elastic Beanstalk (Platform as a Service) offering, and lead the team that managed the migration of Amazon’s retail platform from a monolith to an SOA architecture. In addition to working in a couple startup enterprises, Lee started his career with twelve years in the Test & Measurement industry at Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett Packard, among other things, he lead standardization work for key IEEE and industry standards in the T&M sector, and wrote a book on building T&M software systems published by Prentice Hall. Overall, Lee has been in the industry for 28 years. He has worked for very small companies (six employees) and very large companies (such as Hewlett Packard). He has multiple patents, including a patent for dynamically managing compute capacity for web page requests at Amazon/AWS (patent #20140156835).