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Principal Usability

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 46870

Job Family: Information Technology/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 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.

Job Description


The Sabre User Experience team creates compelling, consistent, and highly usable experiences for the travel industry.  We approach our projects with high standards, utilizing best practices to deliver consumer-grade user experiences.

Our Principal UX designers work on a strategic level, directing the vision of a product while guiding projects to incorporate UX best practices and EDL standards.  They also have deep knowledge in their field of expertise, acting as subject matter experts (SME) to mentor, train or assist other designers.

Sabre’s Principal UX Designers are also seen as thought/design leaders, consulting with business owners about new features and business cases.  They have a broader sphere of engagement and influence in Sabre, working with internal business teams on client requirements and solutions within our enterprise project lifecycle (PLC).  Your contributions will play a critical role to the overall success of the company.

What you will do:

  • Directly engage customers to understand both their needs and domain challenges.
  • Architect the vision and future state of the products in our portfolio with solution managers, business analysts, and development teams.
  • Partner with development on the technical aspects and overall execution of your designs, guiding them on the successful integration of our enterprise design library in their work.
  • Collaborate with solution managers on user goals and requirements for our products.
  • Conduct research to understand the product, the user, business need and market opportunities with your project.
  • Work with designers to produce amazing interactive prototypes that align with project requirements and internal best practices for software application development.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency and application of different user experience tools and techniques.
  • Create initial design concepts that achieve stated user goals and business objectives.
  • Learn, integrate and leverage our enterprise design library, aligning your project work with Sabre’s design standards for usability, accessibility and functionality.
  • Participate in ongoing user research and usability test evaluations.
  • Principals will work on very complex products/features individually or as part of a larger team.  Principals are expected to have excellent mastery of their craft.  They will also be able to teach/lead others and interact extensively with product and development in project planning. 

Job Requirements


EDUCATION: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


  • 13+ years of related management, design and leadership experience
  • Experience with leading design teams and/or deep knowledge of UX related topics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design thinking principles and methodologies in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with designing and developing across multiple form factors (mobile, tablet and desktop)
  • Demonstrated knowledge use of Axure, Sketch, InVision in previous projects
  • Front-end coding experience.
  • Experience conducting and/or participating in user research and usability testing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Industry certifications and academic achievements in UX, HCI and/or Usability are preferred.
  • Project management skills and experience are a plus



Reasonable Accommodation

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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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