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Senior Operations Research

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Shanghai, CN, 200051

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 41701

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


(Senior) Operations Research Analyst with Algorithm and Development Focus is under the Operations Research (OR) team within Sabre Airline Solutions. The operations research team is the nucleus which empowers several key products areas by supporting analytics, forecasting and optimization components. The product areas supported by the OR team include:

  • Network planning and aircraft assignment
  • Airline operation and capacity allocation
  • Crew (including ground crew) planning and scheduling
  • Customer analytics and Airline Retailing
  • Revenue management


The OR team is looking for enthusiastic, motivated and driven individuals who will empower the OR team by:

  1. Exploring new technologies and methodologies to empower rapid prototyping and implementations of mathematical and analytical models developed by the OR team
  2. Build frameworks for enabling rapid models development and reporting/analysis and visualization for the Analysts in the OR team
  3. Enable Airlines using technology by implementing data mining/machining learning algorithms
  4. Supporting existing implementations by adding more functionality


This position is in Shanghai, China. It can be either junior or senior level, depending on qualifications and experience.

Job Requirements


  • Master degree minimal (preferably in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research / Statistics / Comp Science), with good knowledge in Operations Research, Statistics and Data Mining. PhD preferred.
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience: building and solving LP/IP models, network flow, graph theory, column generation and large-scale optimization, statistical and/or machine learning models for real-world optimization or predictive modeling problems
  • Familiarity with optimization solver (Ilog Cplex, etc.), data extraction and manipulation tools (R, SAS, etc.), knowledge of SQL
  • Interest and aptitude in reading published literature from academia and industry on latest tools & techniques, as well as an ability to translate them into practice.
  • Good programming skills (expertise in C++, Python, etc.) with experience using Visual Studio and Unix/Linux.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral, reading and writing).


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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