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Sr Director Software Engineering

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 52799

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

Sabre Travel Solutions is seeking a highly motivated Senior Director of Software Engineering to lead a team of Directors, Managers, tech leads and engineers responsible for developing software solutions for the world’s leading Travel brands. Engineers at Travel Solutions build large, distributed, and real-time software application that power the leading Travel chains of the world. The ideal candidate is excited by the prospect of leading our team to create and optimize our production software applications for scale and speed in imaginative and innovative ways. The platform is expected to serve a few billion air passengers annually. We are looking for a team leader who shares a passion for tackling the challenges and complexities that come with building highly available solutions that can scale for the largest travel needs in the world.
This role reports directly to the VP of Software Development in Travel Solutions Division. Key contacts that this role is required to interact with include business and product leaders of Sabre Travel Solutions Division, leaders of Sabre Travel Solutions Product Development, Sabre Tech Operations and leaders of our key customers.

Job Requirements

• 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.
• Responsible for a 150+ member globally distributed team
• Responsible for results in terms of costs, methods and employees.
• Provide leadership, career development, and mentoring for the team
• Hands on approach to better understand the technical challenges faced by the Team; guide the team in technical solutions
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams
• Oversee the planning & technical direction of various development projects
• Desire to advance team members professional development and career progression
• Participates in problem management processes to look for tooling, automation and monitoring opportunities to improve performance and management of systems and networks
• Participates in the management of key vendor and partner relationships
• Provides leadership and direction through managers and senior individual contributors
• Makes decisions based on divisional and business objectives that directly impact results
• Works under general direction of executive level management

Required Skills
• Knowledge of best practices for building software, planning, and operations
• 15+ years of technology related experience in product technology / startup companies, building high volume, consumer facing, highly reliable and scalable product development using open source technology stack with extensive experience in Javascript / Java / RDBMS and No SQL DB technologies
• Deep experience with Microservices architecture; Cloud platform experience - AWS, GCP etc.
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• A minimum of 5 years of (Snr) Director level leadership experience managing large, globally distributed teams of technical professionals and cross-functional teams, as well as experience influencing executive level management and key stakeholders
• Must be able to communicate effectively to both business and technical audiences
• Self-driven and a strategic leader who continuously raises the bar for self and the team
• Candidate should be extremely hands-on technically and should have a deep passion and curiosity for technology
• Must have a BTech degree in Computer Science or related field from top universities; MS in Computer Science or related fields strongly preferred


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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