Content Management System Administrator - Remote at Allscripts (Detroit, MI)

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Welcome to Allscripts! Our Mission is to be the most trusted provider of innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. Our Vision is a Connected Community of Health that spans continents and borders. With the largest community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts is able to deliver an integrated platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information.

Content Management System Administrator

Remote Role in support of Allscripts' Hospital & Health System Solutions

This associate will work Eastern US time zone hours

The associate will support a technical writing team by serving a dual role as the administrator of IXIASOFT, the content management system, with technical writing responsibilities. They will be the team's key resource to support the CCMS and other application tools, i.e. Oxygen.

  • Perform system administrator tasks for the IXIASOFT Component Content Management System (CCMS) publishing platform.
  • Maintain publishing tools (DITA Open Toolkit plugins for required outputs: PDF, online help, hover help, and other formats as needed) using XSLT, XSLT-FO, Ant, Python, and CSS.
  • Implement Oxygen Schematron rules for quality assurance.
  • Maintain vendor relationship and take vendor sponsored class or product offerings to stay informed on CCMS.
  • Advise, maintain, and schedule software and application updates to support the performance of the CMS.
  • Create and maintain all templates, EDDs, DTDs, structured applications, and schemas.
  • Periodically back up document bases and apply that content to the test server.
  • Make updates to system configuration files for the CCMS.
  • Create, test, and deploy deployment packages for new versions of the CMS desktop client.
  • Evaluate possible IXIASOFT CCMS upgrade and conversion from SuiteHelp to Oxygen webhelp.
  • Work with Allscripts IT to manage all servers related to the CMS
  • Troubleshoot CMS issues, including user errors and ensure that tools are functioning properly for writers' use; work with vendors to correct bugs.
  • Manage user and group maintenance, adding, removing, and activating users for test and production document bases.
  • Conduct, create, and maintain appropriate training materials for architecture and structure.
  • Import native DITA content into Classic or Dynamic Release Management (DRM) and test and conduct IXIASOFT CMS migrations of content from Classic to DRM.
  • Evaluate evolving tooling needs of the team and recommend potential solutions, including new software, additional team training, and development of custom applications, including features for design of the CMS.
  • Meet with the writing team to solicit feedback on repository usability, problems, design, content reusability, and communicate regularly with writers about changes or process updates or reminders on tools.

  • Plan, write, edit, and perform other tasks to develop documentation.
  • Gather information through various avenues such as research using TFS/Azure DevOps, interviewing, application testing, training, and product team meetings to develop accurate and complete product documentation.
  • Solve documentation problems independently.
  • Monitor defect tracking for documentation defects; respond promptly to correct or reassign errors and report the outcome.
  • Attend and participate in applicable meetings.
  • Use tracking system as required to monitor and record documentation tasks.
  • Apply all required standards and styles to documentation including copyrights and trademarks.
  • Mentor and train less experienced writers in technical communication skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by working as a Team Lead, project lead, or a recognized resource in a technical documentation capacity.
  • Work diplomatically and effectively with subject matter experts and other team members in resolving issues.
  • Create and lead strategic development initiatives to advance department focus and function competitively, as needed.



BS or BA Degree in English, communication, technical writing, information design, business, or other related combination of training and experience.

  • Five or more years' experience using DITA or DITA CCMS required ; knowledge and experience using IXIASOFT CCMS (including DRM) preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of DITA and the DITA Open Toolkit, including how to build new and maintain/update existing output plug-ins.
  • Extensive experience with structured authoring tools (such as Oxygen or other XML authoring tool) and DITA for the development and maintenance of all necessary templates, and EDDs.
  • Thorough understanding of scripting and building output using ANT.
  • Author and maintain script utilities, in Python or other scripting language, to streamline documentation processes, preferred
  • Thorough understanding of markup languages (HTML, CSS, SGML, XML, XSLT, XSL-FO).
  • Experience in communicating technical information to writers, including training in tools, and educating/mentoring re. best practices.
  • Experience in collaborative team environments.
  • Excellent organizational, decision-making, and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple issues and projects.
  • Project management experience, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



  • Remote office, East coast location strongly preferred. This associate will be expected to work Eastern time zone hours M-F.
  • Participate in weekend maintenance activities, as required.


We strongly advocate that our associates receive all CDC recommended vaccinations in prevention of COVID-19.

Visa Sponsorship is not offered for this position.

At Allscripts, our greatest strength comes from bringing together talented people with diverse perspectives to support the technology needs of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 postacute organizations across the globe. Allscripts offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including holidays, vacation, medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance and retirement savings.

Allscripts' policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for North American based positions with Allscripts must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire. Allscripts is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursing and hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Allscripts operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Raleigh, NC and Alpharetta, GA. Allscripts was founded in 1986. It has 8224 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 282 open jobs at Allscripts, click here.
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