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Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) in Amsterdam

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Job... Want to turn the world of cycling upside down and take the digital experience of more than 200...


Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Job description

Want to turn the world of cycling upside down and take the digital experience of more than 200.000 members and our entire servicing squad to the highest level?

We are Swapfiets; started in 2014 and currently active in nearly fifty cities, across four different countries. At our HQ in Amsterdam, we work with around a hundred colleagues to offer the very best user experience to our customers, who in turn receive epic service from a team of 1200+ swappers and bike mechanics.

In this role, you will be part of our newly-created Core Platform team, composed of one Tech Lead, two Back-end Engineers, and hopefully, you ;). You will have the challenge of being our first SRE, helping us define what this role means to Swapfiets.

What are you going to do?
  • Together with our Software Engineers, continuously improve our infrastructure focusing on stability, security, and scalability.
  • Be an internal evangelist of DevOps culture in our team (no gate-keeping of production).
  • Improve the observability and reliability of our systems, defining and implementing SLIs and SLOs.
  • Help our team improve our CI/CD, focusing on deploying code fast while mitigating risk.
  • Organize post-mortens, making sure we understand the root cause of outages and that we learn from our mistakes
  • Measure and optimize system performance, with an eye toward pushing our capabilities forward, getting ahead of customer needs, and innovating to continually improve

Are you ready to join a team with high ambitions?

We are growing fast internationally. With your help, we want to continue expanding. What we are most proud of is how much we have already achieved as a team. Our team (around 20 Developers, Testers, Designers, and Product Managers) is characterized by a positive and collaborative atmosphere, flexibility, and ownership. But also: lots of humor, after-work activities (bootcamp, climbing, cycling, hackathons), daily lunches, and Friday afternoon drinks. At Swapfiets you will not find any complex hierarchical structures. That means you will be able to grow your career quickly. Your final solutions will help make thousands of people’s daily commute stress-free and fun!


In Amsterdam East, at the Molukkenstraat, you will find our brand new office with our own cafe and bar. The office is easy to reach by public transport (Muiderpoortstation) and of course with your Swapfiets (which you get from us)*! You can also count on:

  • Salary

  • 25 vacation days + 7 Swap days (used as you please)

  • A solid pension plan

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues

  • MacBook or a Windows laptop (what you prefer)

  • Travel allowance (from a minimum residential working distance of 11 kilometres)

  • Delicious lunch at the office for a small contribution

  • Discount on your health insurance

  • Onefit for Business (to promote your healthy lifestyle!)

  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department

  • Lots of workshops and inspirational talks

  • One day off per year to do voluntary work paid by Swapfiets

  • Flexibility in working from home/ at the office

  • Education budget in order to improve your skills & knowledge

*Employees need to pay a small contribution or get a discount due to tax regulations. You can choose between a Swapfiets Original, Deluxe or Power 7. 


  • +4 years of experience as SRE or DevOps Engineer.
  • Expert knowledge designing and operating cloud-native applications.
  • Experience developing and managing applications on Azure.
  • Sufficient experience to leave your mark on a stable and secure cloud infrastructure and architecture.
  • The ability to encourage best DevOps practices.
  • Joy in giving demos, transferring knowledge, and mentoring junior colleagues.
  • Plenty of courage: you are not afraid to show entrepreneurship and take responsibility.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Dutch is considered a plus.
  • A plus: Experience with Kubernetes (K8S) and infrastructure as code (IaC).


You can now directly apply for this vacancy.

  • As soon as we think: you've got what it takes to qualify for this position, our recruitment team will contact you to check some basic information and ask you about some of your previous successes related to the role.
  • Next, you will be introduced to our Engineering Manager and one of the Product Managers for a follow-up (face-face) interview.
  • The second round is a technical interview with two Senior Engineers and/or Tech Lead.
  • You will also get to meet one of our directors.
  • Are you and Swapfiets still as enthusiastic at the end of the process? Then you will receive an offer to join the Swapfiets team!

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Contact our recruiter via recruitment.nl@swapfiets.com. We already have cooperation with external parties, so that means recruitment agencies should not respond to this job opening.

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