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Job Title:  Director SRE


Southlake, TX, US

Remote Options (if applicable):  Flexible remote options

Req ID: 59501

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! 

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SRE Director

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) applies software engineering techniques and discipline to production operations to improve reliability and ensure levels of performance that keep customers happy.  This SRE leadership role focuses on ensuring the consistency, reliability, elimination of toil and improving time to market of software releases and database administration / database reliability engineering to production and non-production environments for the Hospitality Solutions business unit of Sabre.  This SRE leadership role also includes continuous improvement to tools that enable release engineering and SRE to automate as much as possible and eliminate toil, provide clear SLI/SLO dashboards, provide robust situational awareness for internal and enterprise customer via dashboards, and intelligent alerting to Level 1 support (OCC). 

 What you will do?
•    Lead Release Engineering, Database Administration/DBRE, Monitoring and Deployment tools 
•    Ensure DB teams maintain compliance and represent team during security audits  
•    Inspire engagement and creativity
•    Foster teams’ growth
•    Mentor team members
•    Monitor processes and propose necessary changes to processes
•    Guide the teams through project implementation
•    Oversee application activities and customer inquiries
•    Evolve our maturity around workload and team capacity management.


•    Lead the evolution of the teams while adopting mature SRE practices/
•    Manage projects to develop automation and processes to enable teams to deploy, manage, configure, scale, and monitor their applications in AWS and GCP 
•    Actively participate in high level team activities such as suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements, and conducting tool evaluations
•    Help solve business needs with technology by evaluating different technology options and vendor products
•    System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains - will be expected to participate in on-call escalations to troubleshoot customer facing issues.
•    Hands on investigation and act as an engineer as needed.
•    Takes ownership of end-to-end project and act as a delivery manager.


Job Requirements

Required Work experience:
•    Experience leading operational teams, and leading teams through transformation programs
•    Technical background working in large scale infrastructures.
•    Experience supporting and participating on Production incident resolution teams.
•    Unix or Windows expertise background. Mainly support applications running on one of this OS.
•    Experience with software configuration management and release engineering
•    Experience managing Database Administrators 
•    Comfortable with Agile methodologies and working closely within small teams, and with remote teammates
•    Change management experience
•    Working knowledge of monitoring systems 
•    High level networking and load balancing knowledge. 
•    Solid understanding of high availability, high performance, multi-data center systems and hybrid cloud environments
•    Experience with version control systems such as Git or SVN
•    Experience leading teams who provide a mix of Operational work and Engineering work including development of support applications. 
Desired Work Experience
•    Experience on GCP and Terraform.
•    Experience writing SLI/SLOs and defining Error budgets.


•    Very competitive compensation 
•    Generous Paid Time Off ( 25 days PTO your first year!) 
•    4 days (one per quarter) of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) 
•    We offer a comprehensive medical, dental and Wellness Program 
•    An infrastructure that allows flexible working arrangements 
•    Formal and informal reward, recognition and acknowledgement programs 
•    Lots of fun and engaging employee development events


Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Compliance Office at

Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW


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