Opentext/Appworks Developer

Alligar - Reston, VA


About Alligār

Alligār ( is a business and technology consulting firm specializing in delivering strategy through solutions. We consider people, processes and culture, as well as technology, to tackle our client’s toughest problems. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Reston, VA Alligār has a proven track record in client success and is committed to providing quality services that prove to be valuable for our clients. We exist to make our clients successful.


*The OpenText developer role performs analysis and defines functionality for system improvements and new applications. The OpenText developer will be an integral part of the support and development effort to produce high-level functional requirements and translating them to Content Server and Appworks applications.

*Essential Functions
*The OT Developer role will require the following job responsibilities:

  • Participates in defining and implementing technical direction.
  • Possess expert knowledge of OpenText’s Content Server (OTCS) and Appworks suite to apply customization of out of the box products.
  • Configure and administer users, groups, permissions, security and system configurations within OTCS environments.
  • Strong experience with OTCS web service and REST APIs framework.
  • Provides technical leadership to team and department members. Leads through example, Mentors/ influences others. Effectively works with peers, team members, and other departments.
  • Assist, contribute and coordinate requirements and design discussions with other development teams to facilitate the conversion of existing legacy applications.
  • Ability to install local OT licenses to enable independent configuration and share OpenText coding push and best practices.
  • Investigates replacing current systems with new systems and analyzes the adaptability of current operations. Technical equipment and software vendors and current users are consulted in these evaluations.
  • Have practical experience of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Document Management.
  • Helps develop specification, program and documentation standards. Maintains functional operation of assigned production systems. Provides input to application manager on reviews of programmers and programmer/analysts, and helps to identify training needs.
  • Coordinates support for new development.
  • Acts as key contributor on projects. Drives a project, from a technical standpoint, independently resolves issues.
  • Makes significant contributions to the success of projects by applying demonstrated knowledge.


  • Opentext Content Server and Appworks Suite
  • MS SQL Server
  • JIRA requirements and backlog
  • OpenText Brava
  • Data migration
  • Collaboration skills
  • Communication proficiency
  • Presentation skills
  • Results driven
  • Teamwork orientation

*Supervisory Responsibility
*This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

*Work Environment
*This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

*Physical Demands
*The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary.

*Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
*This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*No travel is expected for this position.

*Required Education and Experience
*Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, or engineering or equivalent number of years of experience, plus seven (7) years of relevant experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

*Preferred Education and Experience
*Master’s degree in computer science, business, or engineering.

OpenText Certifications (Content Server Solution Developer v16+ or similar).

*Additional Eligibility Qualifications
*None for this position.

*Other Duties
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Contract

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations
  • Remote/Work from home

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Full Time Opportunity:

  • No