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Integration Specialist – Full-Time

Are you looking to be a key contributor on a start-up-mode, high-energy team?  Do you want to work with dynamic clients and transform education in the US?  Do you want to help build and implement the next generation of best-in-class education management software products? Are you a natural problem solver with a lets get it done attitude?  If so, TeacherMatch wants to hear from you.


Our Company

TeacherMatch was created for educator, by educators. We have forged both a corporate team and collaborative partnerships that represent some of the highest caliber talent and thinking in the field of K-12 education. In doing so, TeacherMatch offers the benefits of cutting-edge research and a breakthrough process that will make it easier to hire, develop, and strategically manage the best teachers and staff for schools and districts.  We are located in the Ravenswood Innovation Corridor, with easy access to both Metra and the CTA Brown Line.  As a workplace, TeacherMatch is quick-witted, smart, high energy and informal with people who enjoy laughing together and working hard.  The focus is on outcomes with flexibility in how to achieve them.


This Opportunity

TeacherMatch works with schools, districts and educational organizations across the United States and Canada.  One-part consultant, one-part sales support, the Integrations Specialist will interact with our partners (customers) across the lifecycle of the relationship, from pre-sales/business development through implementation, training and integration.

While working with partners on the front end, the Integrations Specialist will act in a consulting capacity, listening to partner needs and translating that into how our software will be supported and data will be configured to meet those needs.  This demands strength in the areas of problem solving, group facilitation, process development, and systems building.  Previous experience with, and interest in, high-level technology issues like software/data integration and network topology will be very useful.  Additionally, this role may involve training partner districts, customizing systems for partners, creating custom integrations, manipulating data and testing the technology. You will be working with a diverse group of stakeholders and should be extremely comfortable translating technical information in non-technical terms and vice-versa.

Hierarchically speaking, TeacherMatch is an extremely flat organization. We expect this role to morph over time, based on interests and growth plan of the individual.  Ongoing work with our client base requires an eye for analytics, strong relationship building, and responsiveness. We sweat the details.

Now that you know about us, here’s what we’re looking for in YOU.



  • Communicating with customers (written and verbally) on a regular basis to gather requirements, documenting requirements and project plans and sharing progress and status
  • Building creative solutions and plans to achieve custom integration requirements for customers
  • Performing custom integrations between our software products and other payroll / HR solutions
  • Manipulating database for data conversions and other requirements
  • Performing custom data extractions for clients via SQL
  • Update and modify existing integrations to meet changing requirements
  • Performing data recovery for clients



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field or a minimum of 2 years of experience working in IT hardware, network, and software configuration and support via the telephone and web. The more experience you have to offset education, the better.

Note: You must be authorized to work in the US.


Minimum Threshold Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Communication Skills

  • Ability to communicate professionally with clients by phone and email on a regular basis
  • Ability to cultivate positive working relationships with partners and TeacherMatch members
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information in non-technical terms and vice-versa
  • Great written skills to document project requirements and create project plans

Planning and Management

  • Organized, with strong attention to detail as related to managing milestones and project plans are meeting prescribed deadlines (see: Rock-star project management and leadership skills as well as providing technical direction for overall team)

Technical Skills

  • Advanced SQL Administration and Development Skills (Mysql, Oracle, SQL, etc)
  • Data Analyst experience
  • Analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with databases and data manipulation
  • Experience with Pentaho
  • Advanced Java Scripting Skills
  • ETL experience
  • Windows batch scripting
  • Knowledge of network topology and structure
  • Knowledge of all Windows and Linux Operating systems

Preferred Experience and Knowledge:

  • Previous work with schools and school districts
  • Previous experience in a technology/software environment
  • Familiarity with deployment /implementation of systems
  • Familiarity with triaging and/or customer support cases

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Comfortable under pressure, with high-stakes deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess the ability to pitch-in on project outside the scope of their daily work tasks, often times with little notice or direction
  • Passionate about change, irreverent toward stagnant process
  • A masterful problem solver that enjoys fixing things on the fly
  • A brilliant communicator
  • Fearless about learning