Alight Analytics is excited to welcome Christian Fluharty as our team’s new Integrations Engineer. Christian makes sure that clients’ marketing and media data flows smoothly into ChannelMix, our platform for marketing data aggregation.
Learn more about Christian in his Q&A!
But what do you actually do at Alight?
As an Integrations Engineer, my job is to integrate APIs and other data sources into our data flow. Generally speaking, that means juggling lots of miscellaneous URLs and getting their output to the right destination.
You love your job because …
I love that I get to learn new things almost every day. Because the sources that we get our information from are so diverse, I often get to learn new tools to handle that data and just generally get an idea of what that data is.
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
I tend to spend a lot of time on the internet just learning about random things, usually tech-related, but sometimes I dabble in philosophy and maths. Aside from that, I like to do a lot of simple scripting, just getting my computer set up or testing random things I learned about online.
People are surprised that you …
Are still 18! Because of the awesome LaunchCode program, I was able to jump right into a tech career from high school. I’ve had a job in a USDA laboratory, taken some computer science courses in high school, and completed an internship with a local college, but this is more or less my first real job!
If you could instantly master one skill, what would it be, and why?
Maths, definitely maths. I don’t think there’s anything I do that doesn’t involve maths, and even if it were entirely self-contained, maths really is just beautiful in its own right.
You’re going to be left on a desert island, and you have a choice: bring your worst enemy or nobody. Which would you choose, and why?
No disrespect to Wilson, but I imagine even one’s worst enemy is better company than a volleyball.