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Team Lead Software Engineering

Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Southlake, TX, US, 76092-2103

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 41870

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


We are looking for a Team Lead Java developer to join the Customer Identity and Access Management team. The team, with members in USA, UK and Poland, is responsible for building and maintaining business critical back-end applications, focused on user authentication and authorization. Our applications interact with many of Sabre’s core applications in a highly complex, high volume, enterprise environment, making stability and availability very important. The chosen candidate for this position needs to be self-driven, has a proven leadership record and experience working in a highly complex transactional enterprise environment.


In our day-to-day operation we employ variety of technologies and tools including Java 8, Spring 3.x/4.x/5.x, Tomcat 8, SpringBoot 2.0, SQL (Oracle 12c), LDAP, Git, Maven, TeamCity



  • Leads a team responsible for developing, coding, testing and debugging new, highly complex software solutions or enhancements to existing software in a maintenance capacity.
  • Provides direction for entire project or a project team.
  • Applies advanced skills and concepts to oversee large, complex projects.
  • 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 broad knowledge of technical solutions.
  • Designs and codes complex applications using advanced technology.
  • Design and build prototype applications. 

Job Requirements


‘Must have’ skills:

  • Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Engineering
  • 6+ years of programming experience in Java
  • Prior leadership/supervisory experience
  • Experience with Spring Framework, Junit, Mockito, Spock or other testing tools / frameworks
  • Experience with CI&CD (TeamCity, Maven, GIT)
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with building RESTful or SOAP webservices
  • Strong team player, able to work with distributed global teams
  • Understands, interprets and translates engineering requirements into necessary design.


‘Nice to have’ skills:

  • Experience in LDAP, SQL, SAML, OpenAM, SiteMinder
  • Knowledge of Linux and Bash scripting
  • Knowledge of web technologies and tools (ex. Apache, Tomcat)
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies (AWS, OpenShift)
  • Good communication skills in English, written and verbal
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work in a fast pace environment
  • Some knowledge of Websphere MQ is 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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