Interview

Jayana Kalansuriya, Senior Data Excellence Analyst

Meet Velou’s Senior Data Excellence Analyst: Jayana Kalansuriya

Why did you choose to work at Velou?

After obtaining my bachelor’s degree, it was important for me to join a company that generates innovation and provides a stimulating learning environment to expand my professional skills. Velou provides an innovative approach to e-commerce search solutions with its integration to artificial intelligence and machine learning. A chance to work at Velou was obviously intriguing to me. It is the ideal place for me to learn and grow professionally as an individual. As a Senior Data Analyst, my responsibilities include managing and overseeing the Data Excellence division alongside our team lead.

What are you responsible for?

At Velou, Data Analytics involves the process of extracting, analyzing and enrichment of raw data and information in product descriptions and metadata on client sites into a useful and intelligent list of tags. The tags are used to render and populate the state-of-the-art search solution that Velou has created.

When a client store arrives, our initial tasks involve carrying out an in-depth analysis of the store items in order to create work breakdowns and resource allocations. We coordinate with the QA and Engineering teams in a manner where we can efficiently maximize the utilization of our team members to populate tags swiftly and with the highest quality.


“The best part of working at Velou is its unique workplace culture. It feels like a tight knit family with great camaraderie. A positive workplace culture drives engagement amongst the team members, impacts the happiness and satisfaction of the team, which results in increasing the performance as a company.”

What does a typical day at Velou look like for you?

A typical day at Velou usually involves in coordinating my team’s progress on the various stores that are assigned to my team. We have a daily stand up call in order to sync up with the team members and discuss the priorities for the day, and to troubleshoot any issues they have. I spend the rest of my day on definition file enrichment along with my team and helping them with any issues that arise by communicating them to upper management. 


What is your favorite thing about working for Velou?

The best part of working at Velou is its unique workplace culture. It feels like a tight knit family with great camaraderie. A positive workplace culture drives engagement amongst the team members, impacts the happiness and satisfaction of the team, which results in increasing the performance as a company.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy spending time hanging out with my friends, watching basketball or cricket games, listening to good music and watching TV shows. I like traveling and exploring new places, which is a good remedy to minimize screen time. This picture is of a stunning view from an outing to Ramboda.

Which social media platform do you use the most?

I would say that most of my time is split between Instagram and Twitter. I use Instagram to share and connect with my friends and use Twitter to keep myself updated with sports news and global affairs.

What was the last fashion item you purchased online?

The last item was a pair of high top sneakers - SK8-HI from Vans in black/white. They are super versatile and comfortable for everyday use!

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