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Senior Software Engineering

Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 47167

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 AirVision Planning & Schedule (AVPS) suite is and industry leading airline schedule planning and optimization solutions. The Profit Manager Solution is specifically designed to evaluate the network profitability of a given airline schedule to assist in strategic, long range planning. The AVPS solutions are used by 90+ airlines worldwide including every major carrier in different regions across the globe. You will have chance to work with some of the airline industry’s best technical and business domain experts by joining this team.


The product suite is a n-tiered client-server based application built using Java, J2EE, Spring, ESB, WebServices, XML and Oracle database technologies.  The business layer is implemented using J2EE (EJB, JNDI, JMS, JMX) and GoF Design patterns.  The application performs highly memory intensive server side processing touching the limits of max heap sizes for JVMs. Agile development methodology is practiced following iterative development cycles, test-first design, continuous design, continuous integration etc.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general direction, develops, codes, tests and debugs new complex software solutions or enhancements to existing software in a maintenance capacity. Has excellent understanding of business application. Works with technical staff to understand problems with software and resolve them. Resolves customer complaints with software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements. May assist in development of software technical documentation. Demonstrates software. Demonstrates broad knowledge of technical solutions. Designs and codes complex applications using advanced technology; May create optimization programs to resolve problems; May design and build prototype applications.


SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Application Architecture: Identifies common business components and services that can be leveraged by multiple applications. Engineering Specifications: Understands, interprets and translates engineering requirements into the necessary designs and documentation. Software Design: Understands standard software modeling techniques used to describe system designs; designs components of larger software systems; utilizes existing system components that can be leveraged by multiple applications; understands capabilities of environment. Software Process Knowledge: Knowledge of end to end product life cycle as well as product operational cycle -conception to delivery to ongoing operations. Software Programming: Understands concepts of source code control and how to use tools; translates the design specification into physical code; creates and assembles code modules from existing code repositories; has detailed knowledge of one or more programming languages; uses common development tools for required language, platform, database, middleware and environment. Systems Analysis: Determines how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes, knowledge of products and system architecture

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree required, Masters Degree highly preferred.



5+ years of working experience required in developing and maintaining high quality production software.


Required Skills:

  • Strong core Java programing skills including thorough working knowledge of Collections.
  • Working knowledge of Java concurrent programming ( threads/synchronization), Generics
  • Working knowledge of relational DB (Oracle preferred) and SQL.
  • Good understanding of application servers (JBoss)
  • Experience with profilers, debuggers, JVM monitoring and diagnostic tools.
  • Familiarity with Java NIO package, Performance tuning and GC techniques.
  • Unix/Linux experience at a user level.
  • Scripting experience with Bash or Python.
  • Working knowledge of Spring, Hibernate.
  • Good understanding and practical experience in applying TDD practices, code refactoring, continuous integration and agile methodology
  • Good knowledge of software design patterns.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to mentor junior team members.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and proven experience in providing production support.



Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Build tools like Maven, Ant
  • Experience with FitNesse or other automated test tools.
  • Working knowledge of Object oriented JavaScript development and JavaScript libraries such as JQuery, ReactJs,
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript visualization libraries such as chart.js (preferred) and HighCharts.js
  • Working knowledge of REST APIs to build dynamic application user interfaces using JavaScript and JSON.
  • Current working knowledge of HTML5, CSS, CSS3, SVG, LESS, and Responsive Design
  • Experience with Code Quality & Metrics tools such as Sonar.
  • Knowledge and interest in new trends in software development, for example : Cloud computing, OSGi, SOA, JPA, JAVA 7 etc
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams.


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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