In 1966 Viktor studied at Novosibirsk State University in Novosibirsk, Russia at the faculty of mathematics. In 1971 he became a Master of Science.
Scientific researcher, Computing Center of Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1971-1989.
Leading scientific researcher, Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, 1990-1992 .
Visiting researcher Munich Technology University, 1992-1993.
Head of research group, Institute Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, 1993-1996.
From assistant to professor Novosibirsk State University, 1976-1996.
Guest scientific researcher Siegen University, Germany, 1996-1997.
Scientific researcher Karlsruhe University, Germany, 1997-2004.
Senior Software Engineer, Esciris GmbH, Germany, 2005-2006.
Senior Professional Engineer, Swisscom AG, Switzerland, 2007-2014.
Docent at VHS Ludwigsburg, Germany, since 2015.
Viktor is the son of Karl Sabelfeld and Sofia Sabelfeld, maiden name Binemann, both are "Wolga-Germans".
He married to Anna Sabelfeld. They have a child: Andreas Sabelfeld.