DFDS Technology & Innovation

Site Reliability Engineer




  title: Site Reliability Engineer

  team: Cloud Engineering

  location: Copenhagen


  - Build, maintain and extend Kubernetes clusters

  - Deploy cloud Infrastructure as code

  - Remove toil and automate processes

  - Implement governance and cost management

  - Handle cloud infrastructure life-cycle management

  - Outreach in the form of written guides, workshops or blog posts


  - Terraform

  - Shell and Powershell scripting

  - Containers


In DFDS we are investing heavily in digital technologies for creating a fantastic customer experience. As we are paving the way towards the best ferry and road transport services in Europe, our customer experience calls for the best possible solutions and creativity.

Therefore, we are now looking for another Site Reliability Engineer to join our Cloud Engineering team.

Your new team

Your future colleagues include five other SRE’s and two Cloud Developers focused on our self-service platform.
Two of your colleagues are based in the UK and the rest in our sparkling new headquarter in Copenhagen, Nordhavn, where this position is also placed. You will report to our Cloud Engineering Team Lead.

Over the last few years, we have built a development platform based on AWS, Kubernetes, and Kafka. Authentication and SSO through AzureAD. The platform runs several DFDS mission critical systems in production.

On top of this, we have built a self-service platform, which aims to make life easier, and reduce time to market, for DFDS’s 150+ developers.

We strive for reliability and focus heavily on automation and infrastructure-as-code. We value and practice transparency through public postmortems (github.com/dfds/postmortems), GitHub repos (github.com/dfds) and status page (dfdsit.statuspage.io/).

What do we expect from you as our new SRE?

You have a relevant educational background and/or min. 3 years of relevant experience.
It is also important to us that you:

  • Have recent practical experience with at least two of the following:
    • Kubernetes (maybe you even have a certification in it).
    • A major cloud provider (we primarily use AWS but also a bit of Azure and GCP)
    • Infrastructure-as-Code (we use Terraform).
    • Are eager to share knowledge, and that you are comfortable working in the space between Dev and Ops.

Furthermore, experience with any of the following would be considered as a plus:

  • Programming in Golang
  • System or Network administrator role
  • InfoSec
  • Kafka event streaming
  • Serverless computing

As English is our corporate language, we also expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

We are agile - are you?

We are working agile in the Technology and Innovation Department. As the agile principles are very defining for our culture and the way we work, we need you to either have experience with it or at least to be ready to follow the principles and the Scrum/Kanban methodology.

Are we a match? Apply now!

If you want to look back on your career and know you were a vital part of building a great company, this role is for you. Submit your CV and cover letter as soon as possible as we are going through the applications on an ongoing basis.

You are more than welcome to include references to public profiles on GitHub, Stack Overflow or similar, that you would like us to consider.

DFDS is committed to having a diverse workplace where everybody are respected. We invite candidates to apply regardless of their gender, identity, race, religious convictions, sexuality, any disabilities or otherwise.

If you are left with any questions for the position, please send a mail to Jan Wiberg, Cloud Architect, at jawib@dfds.com.


Region Hovedstaden

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Expected Start Date:

As soon as possible