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Operation Research Specialist

Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: Istanbul, TR, 34437

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 46557

Job Family: Production and Project Management


Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism 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. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world. Sabre posted $3.2 billion in revenue in 2014 and employs approximately 10,000 people globally through its three business units – Sabre Travel Network, Sabre Airline Solutions and Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

Job Description

Sabre’s Operations Research Consulting and Professional Services practice is seeking a motivated professional to deliver complex products or product lines to our customers. Main responsibilities:

  • Provides implementation services to airlines worldwide to help address organizational and business challenges or to improve performance, through adoption of IT solutions.
  • Provides general knowledge and functional support during all phases of the product life cycle from delivery and to support.
  • Delivers functional requirements, user/training and customer support.
  • Conducts product demonstrations for internal and external customers.
  • Supports customer questions, beta and usability testing.
  • Develops product implementation and customer support plans.
  • Analyzes data, works with analytical models, improves systems, conducts statistical analyses for our airline clients worldwide and participates in client engagements.


The individual must be analytical, yet creative enough to see how the pieces of information come together and what it means to the broader organization on an implementation project. The successful candidate will be required to understand the underlying business problem, extract and manipulate any needed data, and design and test analytical models. This position requires strong communication skills to work with customers, understand their business problems, present results and partner with them throughout the engagement and implementation. This role requires travel (much of it international) up to 75%.

Job Requirements


Master’s in Operations Research, Computer Science, Data Science, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Business Analytics, Management Information Systems or a similar field.



  • Minimum 1-year airline and/or travel industry experience or similar consulting role is highly desirable.
  • Must understand optimization models and computational complexity.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with airline data and technology implementation is preferable as well as a strong understanding of airline information technology systems.
  • Ability to work in multicultural settings and cross-functionally is critical to success.
  • Multi-lingual preferred.




Programming experience is preferable, especially with statistics packages (Python, R), optimization (ILOG/CPLEX), simulation, and general programing (SQL, Java, Visual Studio C++).



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.


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