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Sr. Principal, Technology Strategy & Development - Sabre Travel Studios

at Sabre Travel Studios in Southlake, TX   —   Apr 10, 2014   |  
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The Sr. Principal of Technology Strategy & Development for Sabre Travel Studios will become the key technology leader within Sabre’s dedicated new product incubation team, which operates as a scrappy, independent group tasked with rapidly evaluating new opportunities & growing new products or business models from scratch.

The team also has the unique luxury of being supported by one of the travel industry's leading technology companies that is looking to Studios and its startup-like environment to birth what could become the future core of the business.

Studios is responsible for collaborating across all four of Sabre’s businesses to identify emerging technology trends & capabilities with the highest potential impact on travel, then prototyping & developing related product concepts (mobile & web applications) for the world’s largest and most exciting industry – travel.

This individual will serve as the technical leader & subject matter expert representing Studios to key internal technical stakeholders and executives, while acting as a collaborative, results-oriented technical liaison between Studios and the broader Sabre Technology organization to optimize long-term technology innovation, integration & investment decisions.
Work with the Director of Sabre Travel Studios to define Studios’ technology innovation strategy, with primary responsibility for executing the long-term integration strategy of successful Studios projects into Sabre’s core portfolio (including language/framework selection, information architecture & database design, security, storage, & overall scalability requirements, etc).
Collaborate regularly with Director of Studios on project concept refinement, key project requirements, technical execution plan and initial scope for all prototypes & phase one experiments.
Lead a cross-functional team including datacenter, UX design, and technical development resources internally and externally depending on the needs of each project.
Manage outage and emergency situations with datacenter & development resources.
Advise Studios leadership on infrastructure needs & language/framework choices based on what is optimal for a rapid prototyping, development and experimentation for a team focused on informing long-term decisions with key impact to Sabre’s future core technology portfolio.
Act as internal “technology innovation” subject matter expert when an in-depth technical perspective is needed.
Responsible for defining, designing and implementing new and updated hardware and software solutions for development and/or production for all Sabre Travel Studios projects.
Collaborate with internal technology experts to recommend & deliver system enhancements that will improve the performance, reliability or flexibility of Studios-specific systems based on needs of individual prototypes & projects.
Recommend technical execution strategy for each individual Studios project or prototype
8 years of experience working in a high-pressure environment, preferably as a part of a technology or software-as-a-service company.
Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering preferred.
Impressive compensation package including competitive salary, performance-based annual bonus, benefits, 401K match, and an extremely generous vacation & holiday package.
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