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Director Software Engineering

Date: Jan 26, 2019

Location: Bangalore, IN, 560066

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 41464

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development


Operating in 29 markets across Asia Pacific, with over 2000 local staff, serving premium top blue-chip customers in the travel industry - from travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rentals and insurance providers. Sabre have grown our presence significantly over the years, in order to tap on the immense potential of the world’s fast growing region. Sabre’s end-to-end technologies help create a differentiated portfolio of solutions and services driven by data and insights on how travel business operates in Asia Pacific. We help our travel partners create better customer experiences, optimise business operations and enhance competitiveness. As we continue to grow in the region, our people are AND will always be our biggest asset & investment, where we continue to bring together the best talent and help them achieve their own career aspirations in a truly global company.

Job Description

Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology, are hackers at heart and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices - then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our airline, hotel, and travel agency customers


The team is rapidly expanding and we are seeking a Director of Software Development. This person will be responsible for leading a global engineering team and building amazing products for our customers. The successful candidate is an experienced software development leader who understands all parts of the software development and deployment lifecycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations.


The candidate should to be able to plan and coordinate complex discussions across teams, working with technical and non-technical people, including software and quality engineers, product managers, program managers, marketing and support teams.


We need someone who is comfortable building teams, developing staff, and leading by example.


The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, management skills to convince senior leadership team at Sabre about new possibilities, be self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment.

Job Description

  • Designs, implements and directs the activities of a software systems development function, software applications development function and/or a software quality assurance function.
  • Develops budget and manages activities of two or more functions, sections, departments and/or projects through subordinate managers.
  • Full HR responsibility for direct and indirect reports.
  • Responsible for mid-range planning for multiple functions and/or projects with a focus on tactical operations over 1 to 3 years and a strategic view of greater than 3 years.   
  • Responsible for results in terms of costs, methods and employees.
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience with background in defining and driving to new technology end state.   Ability to articulate a technical direction and vision in both technical and business acumen.
  • Practical experience in developing software containers, cloud, microservices, etc.
  • Experience managing remote employees in global development centers around the world is required.   

EDUCATION: :  BE Degree or equivalent work experience in a software engineering discipline - Master’s Degree is a plus


  • Minimum 10 years related experience; 7 years prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Advanced computer software skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to lead and direct multiple projects simultaneously; ability to delegate work to subordinates; proven leadership ability.


Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.


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