Software Engineer - SRE

We believe “through sports we have the power to change lives,” and we are doing it every single day. Adidas is not just the best sports brand in the world but also home to one of the largest direct-to-consumer ecommerce infrastructures in the world. We happily take on the challenge of delighting billions of visitors.   
Have you ever dreamed being part of something equally phenomenal and challenging? Are you the kind of person who is excited to solve new and interesting challenges every day while also having loads of fun? Then this role is for you!  
As Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) you will be part of one of the most critical teams in Digital Tech organization to keep our ecommerce business running smoothly. In this role you will have loads of exposure to the vast ecommerce environment along with several other components. You should expect extensive visibility, interesting challenges, and a wonderful team to support you all the way through.   



  • Be responsible to bring the focus on reliability in the product team 

  • Be a leader in DevOps practices and help the team to enhance SRE practices adoption 

  • Work with development, quality assurance and architect to create better observable products 

  • Be part of the on-call support team (follow the sun model) as the first point of contact for incidents 

  • As an SRE, you are expected to work 50% on operations and 50% on engineering, focus on reducing toil and incident preventive actions 

  • Join escalation meetings with technical leads, business leadership members, and external vendors  

  • Invest time in upskilling yourself and training team members if necessary. You will be provided with a learning opportunity every step of the way 

  • Use your technical knowledge to create tools that supports our ecommerce services 

  • Work with the SRE and product team to identify improvements  


Key stakeholders  

  • Developers, testers 

  • Technical leads  

  • Product owners 



  • Strong DevOps and SRE practices knowledge, around 5 years of experience in IT   

  • Development or Ops background, eager to learn   

  • Knowledge in Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, ELK and Jenkins is preferred   

  • Experience with cloud computing, AWS is preferred  

  • Understanding of Agile development environment   

  • Proficient spoken and written command of English   

  • Strong communication skills, ability to deliver engaging presentations to tech and business stakeholders 

  • Flexibility to be on call is preferred  



As individuals: we’re confident and creative. As a team: we’re collaborative and greater than the sum of our parts.   


We deeply value diversity and inclusion because we cherish each of our teammates and the breadth of perspectives they bring to the table. “Digital is a team sport,” and it takes the entire team to create the online store for the best sports brand in the world.   



  • 39h per week contract (starting with 12 months)  

  • Choice between MacBook Pro and Windows laptops  

  • Mobile smartphone  

  • Flexibility to work from home or the newly renovated Amsterdam headquarters (when restrictions are lifted)  

  • 28 days paid holidays per year  

  • Online and offline education resources, like Udemy and LinkedIn Learning  

  • On-site gym  

  • Employee discount on adidas and Reebok  

  • Discount on health insurance plan  

  • Commuter benefits  

  • Stock-purchase-plan   

  • Bike purchase plan   

  • Discounted lunch at the office 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Software Engineer - SRE

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  347829
Date:  Oct 15, 2021