Site Reliability Engineer


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Site Reliability Engineer

At a glance

Imagine a world where applications can restore themselves and incidents are spotted and solved before users notice any delay in their workflow. This is what we envision for our organization. As a Site Reliability Engineer for Risk IT, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the reliability, scalability and performance of our systems. Your primary mission is to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize the performance of market risk applications. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement resilient and scalable systems, drive automation initiatives for deployment, configuration and monitoring processes and participate in incident response and on-call rotation to ensure system availability.

ABN AMRO Clearing is a global top player in her domain. At ABN AMRO Clearing we aspire to lead the way to safe and transparent markets. We act as an intermediary between clients and the exchanges they trade on. We become the buyer to the seller and the seller to the buyer, taking over the risk to reconcile orders between the parties in the transaction. We do so for professional traders, investment managers and corporates. We understand them and strive to deliver reliable, high-quality service across the globe. Working at ABN AMRO Clearing means thriving in an international, professional yet informal, fast-paced environment.

As our risk services are of strategic importance and growing, we want to professionalize our stability and monitoring. Are you ready to join our ambition?

Your job

As a Site Reliability Engineer for Risk IT, you will make an important contribution to supplying reliable risk-related applications to various stakeholders in the Risk Management and IT organization. You work closely together with the Product Owners, Business Developers and IT Engineers in the domain as well as with many other teams in the organization.

In close collaboration with the business developers and IT Engineers, you will develop software to improve performance, reliability and resilience of the different IT environments. You will work on automating the monitoring and alerting processes, creating dashboards which pro-actively signals potential issues. And you will be involved in investigating and resolving IT issues and outages and conducting post-incident reviews.

Because we are bringing the risk applications and the deployment pipelines to a structurally higher level, you and your colleagues will be actively working to improve the process where necessary. Autonomous cooperation based on an agile approach will be the key to success. You will play a crucial role in streamlining, improving and automating the incident reporting process and keep documentation and runbooks up to date.

Working environment

The purpose of Risk IT is to build a best-in-class, data-driven Risk function based on automated monitoring and deployment pipelines that delivers value and trust to our stakeholders. To be able to achieve that we transform our application landscape into a flexible, future proof risk data platform, the transformation program we run is of strategic importance and highly visible in the organization. Thanks to our global network with offices in eleven countries and proximity to all major exchanges, you will serve the best trading firms on four continents. You work closely with stakeholders in Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Chicago on a day-to-day basis.

Risk IT exists of several teams with global end-to-end responsibility over the domain. Each team is a high performing, multidisciplinary team of IT Engineers and Business Developers, who work together in an agile way. We have Risk IT engineers and Data experts in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Chicago so our working days vary between 7am and 8pm, keeping 8 hours per day as the rule.The atmosphere is open and informal. We work hard, but there is enough room to play around and meet for drinks as well!

Your profile

You lead efforts to stabilize and automate CICD pipelines and collaborate with IT Development Engineers and Business Developers to create monitoring and alerting tools. You have proven experience in working with on prem and cloud-based infrastructure and high-availability applications. 

You have a drive to improve client happiness by designing and implementing new services in close collaboration with your stakeholders. You are a strategic, long-term thinker, but with ability to translate concepts into short-term action. You don’t shy away from complex problems, and you take responsibility. As well as having a strong drive to maintain your own expertise, you’re keen to actively contribute to further developing and improving the area you work in. 

In short:

  • You have 5+ years of experience working with on prem and cloud-based infrastructure and high-availability applications;
  • You have Python and C++ programming skills;
  • You have network experience, including an understanding of standard protocols/components;
  • You are familiar with common infrastructure and software deployment automation tools such as Jenkins, Ansible and Helm;
  • You have knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Splunk;
  • You have affinity with financial services and risk management; 
  • You embrace the agile way of working;
  • You have MSc. level of work and thinking;

We are offering

  • The ability to work flexible hours and work from home
  • a supplementary benefit budget of 11% with which you can buy flexible fringe benefits such as extra days off, a subsidy to cover the costs of a phone or an (electric) bicycle, and salary top-ups
  • a personal development budget of € 1,000 per year with an option to save up to € 3,000
  • an annual public transport season ticket
  • a good pension scheme
  • a good salary


If you are interested in this position, reply to this vacancy without delay and let’s meet.

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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De loopbaan van Aaron Kieboom

“Er zijn altijd nieuwe systemen en technieken die wij kunnen inzetten bij ons werk. We zijn telkens aan het innoveren, daardoor blijf ik mezelf uitdagen.”

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Aaron Kieboom

De loopbaan van Bartjan Happel

“Wiskunde gaat over problemen oplossen met logica, niet over getallen. In mijn werk gaat vooral om het menselijk gedrag achter de cijfers. Dat voorspel ik met de modellen die ik bouw.”

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Bartjan Happel
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De loopbaan van Benthe Hagemeijer

“We hebben zo veel technieken en programmeertalen in huis. En we ontwikkelen steeds weer nieuwe producten. Als IT’er kun je bij ABN AMRO onmogelijk vastroesten.”

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