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Job Title:  Director Software Engineering


Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Remote Options (if applicable): 

Req ID: 60410

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development


Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world. At Sabre, we make travel happen. Positioned at the center of the business of travel, our platform connects people with experiences that matter in their lives. Today, Sabre is creating a new marketplace for personalized travel. It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs or our airline, hotel and travel agency customers. Join our journey! 

Job Description

Title – Director Software Development
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

Sabre Travel Solutions Development:

The Lodging Ground & Sea (LGS) team supports the Hotels, Cars, Rail & Cruise line of business. The LGS team is growing, and we are seeking a Director of Software Development. This person will be responsible for leading a global engineering team across multiple GCC’s 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.

Good experience with the cloud environment and open systems software’s & frameworks would be an added bonus.
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.
•    Leading organization of 3 products and ~4 fully owned Scrum teams
•    Overseeing development and quality assurance activities
•    Ensuring availability and stability of the system
•    Managing system incidents
•    Coordination with product management and other teams to balance priorities and staff allocation. 
•    Managing headcount and salaries
•    Mentoring/coaching 
•    Building effective, self-organizing teams
•    Career development 
•    Optimizing individuals’ and teams’ performance
Education:  BS Degree or equivalent work experience in a software engineering discipline - Master’s Degree is a plus


Job Requirements

Required Skills and Experience: 
•    Typically has total of 16+ years of experience out of which 8+ years of progressive management/leadership experience
•    Experience with Agile development methodologies
•    Strong people management skills: 
o    Unleashing people’s potential
o    Providing healthy feedback
o    Ability to manage, coach and motivate staff in both technical and leadership aspects
o    Delegation skills - includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement
o    Abilities to drive the change
•    Track record of successful, on-time product delivery with complex, challenging projects
•    Strong problem solving and data-based decision-making skills
•    Strong and effective written, verbal and presentation skills
•    Should understand budgets and manage spends across Capex and Opex categories.
•    Should be a great advocate of engineering practices.
•    Should challenge status quo and look at improvement programs and initiatives.
•    Should successfully partner with Product, Sales, Marketing, Account management and Support teams to evolve, grow and take the roadmap & product forward. 


We will give careful consideration to your application and review your details against the position criteria. You will receive separate notification as your application progresses.

Please note that only candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role will proceed in the selection process. Join our life community at Sabre by following us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn


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