Colombo, Sri Lanka | Software Engineer

Isuru Samarasinghe

Isuru saves two hours a day by cutting his daily commute around Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital. Working remotely as a Software Engineer for Trilogy has enabled him to reinvest that time on the things that really matter – like his family who live a few hours away.
Isuru Samarasinghe, Software Engineer

Interview

How did you get started in this role?

I joined Trilogy as a Software Architect and completed one month of Remote University training, which was kind of hard to be honest. It pushed me to certain limits, which I didn't know I was capable of. And it even forced me to learn new technologies which I didn't even know existed before.

At the end of week number four, I was able to perform like a top performer in this company with zero errors. So, I was successfully hired and I've now been with Trilogy for more than a year.

Isuru Samarasinghe working

What does a Software Engineer do?

I manage a team of architects who work to streamline software. Whenever my team find a problem or get blocked, I'm the go-to person. Recently, there was one component in our system which was taking hours to generate certain financial reports. We were able to fine tune that so now it can generate these very important financial reports within 10 minutes. It makes everything more efficient.

When it comes to productivity, I always try to beat my last quarter's goal and try to improve myself and always try to be the top performer in my team, actually.

What do you love about working remotely in Sri Lanka?

When we compare most wages in our country with what's offered on Crossover, there's a significant difference. And I'm saving two hours every day just by daily commute. I try to reinvest that time productively, working out or listening to audio books. I also get to spend more time with my parents, who live near the beach two hours away. It's very relaxing there, so I'm living kind of a comfortable life right now, to be honest.

Isuru Samarasinghe walking