Scoping a custom integration

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Connecting Lever to the tools in your existing tech stack is a great way to build efficiencies in your recruitment processes. Lever offers a wide variety of both productized and partner-built integrations to help you streamline your talent acquisition and people management tools into a unified workflow. If you are considering building a custom integration to connect Lever to a tool in your tech stack that it does not already connect with, read through the following best practices to make sure your project is set up for success.

Step 1: Review Lever's existing integrations

Lever's large and rapidly growing integration ecosystem allows talent acquisition teams to connect a wide array of tools to their Lever environments in order to extend their recruitment capabilities ranging from sourcing prospective candidates to onboarding new hires. Before embarking on building a custom integration, be sure to check if an existing integration can meet your team's needs.

To review the list of productized integrations, check out the Integrations & API article collection in our Help Center. To review the list of partner-built integrations, browse through the collections on our Partner Experience site. If you are working with a Lever Customer Success Manager, we also advise checking with them for any upcoming integrations that are soon to be released.

Step 2: Align on project parameters

If you have come to the conclusion that a custom integration is the best fit for your organization, meet with project stakeholders to align on the requirements, budget, and objectives for the integration.

Budget

Due to the unique scope and development path of each custom integration, pricing is assessed on a per-integration basis. Before engaging with Lever's Solution Architecture team to scope out the parameters of the integration, be sure that the stakeholders at your organization are in agreement on the budget allotted for the project.

Development timeline

The typical custom integration takes between 8 and 12 weeks to develop. However, the length of time it takes to build a custom integration can vary depending on the scope of the project.

Objective

In order to start scoping out a custom integration project, your stakeholders will need be in alignment on the business need that the integration will serve. Lever groups integration into the following functional categories:

  • Background and reference check
  • HRIS and onboarding
  • E-signature
  • Scheduling
  • Sourcing
  • Assessment
  • Job boards
  • Interviewing

Make sure that the custom integration that you are considering fits in with one of these functional categories when defining the integration's objective.

Align with Lever

Lever's Professional Services team is available to assist with the work required for a custom integration in both development and consultative capacities. Once you have gained initial alignment with your internal stakeholders, connect with your point of contact at Lever to scope how the Professional Services team can best support the project.

Step 3: Review Lever's API documentation

Lever's API documentation is published publicly and can be leveraged for in-house integration development. If your organization has developers available, we suggest that they look over this documentation to get a sense of how a custom integration could be built with Lever's open API. Consultation hours can then be purchased with Lever's Solution Architecture team, who can advise the developers at your organization as they build this integration. In-house development with consultation from Lever can be a lower cost alternative for teams working with limited budgets.

Review Lever's API documentation to to see if an in-house build is feasible option for your organization.

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