May Employee Highlight

Saeed Jahankhani

Role:  Principal Architect
Joined: September 2020
Home: North Vancouver

What were you doing before joining Datajoy?

I spent a decade at SAP building analytical tools while holding multiple roles, continuously learning and tackling the most challenging problems. Most recently, I led the design and engineering of the natural language search engine of SAP Analytics Cloud, where we translated natural language business questions to data queries, surfacing answers as visualizations. 

What attracted you to Datajoy?

One of my goals early on in life was to be an entrepreneur and build a company from the ground up. Once I spoke with both Ken and Jon, I quickly saw the stars aligning as Jon is a seasoned entrepreneur that I could learn a great deal from and Ken, whom I had acquaintance with from SAP, is one of the smartest people I have met in my professional career!

What does your typical day-to-day look like?

I enjoy early mornings and  I’m most productive when everyone is asleep-both at home and at work!  So I’m usually up around 4:30am coding/tackling problems that require the most focus. Between 7-8 I usually walk our dog, Lucy, and have a light breakfast. Rest of the day I try to stay in touch with the team, discussing designs, helping with anything I can and continuing to code!

What makes Datajoy special compared to other companies you worked at?

The amazing people on our team! Not only is everyone super talented, but also hard working, goal oriented and ambitious. Everyone cares deeply about each other and the success of the company!

Favorite thing to do outside of work?

Spending time outdoors exploring the beautiful trails of the north shore with my wife Ajand and our dog Lucy, traveling to new locations any chance we get, and recently, playing indoor soccer with friends. We are also about to welcome our first born daughter any day now!

What is your superpower?

Laser focus and my belief that every problem is solvable if you put your mind to it.