Software Engineer-Enterprise Architecture

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco


At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 


Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

In Technology, we support First Republic’s employees and clients through the acquisition, integration and management of the Bank’s information technology systems and services. We drive innovation and explore emerging technologies so our people can be productive and focus on what matters most – providing extraordinary service.


Enterprise Architecture Strategy
First Republic has a growing Enterprise Architecture group, focused across a number of workstreams. The Enterprise Architecture Strategy team focuses on forward-looking strategy, covering detailed policy work and guidelines, technology research and classification, reference patterns and architectures for system-building, and more.


If you're interested in helping to develop policy, exploring the constantly shifting technology landscape, designing process improvements to reduce technical debt, and building high-quality, well-architected software, you'll be at home on the team.

You could be a great fit if you have:
  • Familiarity with modern software architectures (microservices, cloud architectures, etc.)
  • A strong preference for infrastructure-as-code
  • Experience delivering in high-functioning tech environments with a bias toward highly crafted/designed software
  • Familiarity with one or more mainstream programming languages. Java, C#, or JavaScript/TypeScript would be pluses.
  • Prior experience at the intersection of usability, infrastructure/operations, and security would be a plus
  • Experience creating software in highly-regulated environments is also a big plus
  • Patience with what is, with an eye towards refactoring and upgrading to what it should be
  • An ability to win friends and influence people
  • Clear and concise communication skills, especially written communication
  • Empathy for our clients, who are spread across the entire technology organization
  • You're driven by curiosity and the challenge of understanding new concepts and topics


Our platform / stack

The Strategy team doesn't ship a lot of software, but here are some of the things you might interact with as part of your day-to-day activities:

  • Data layer: Kafka, DynamoDB, MongoDB, various SQL flavors (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL)
  • Infrastructure: Terraform, Docker, OpenShift
  • Code: C#, TypeScript/JavaScript, Java, some Python
  • Infrastructure: AWS, some on-premises infrastructure
  • Other: Ping Federate, GitHub, Jenkins, Apigee


  • 1-3 (SWE I), 3-5 (SWE II), 5-7 (SWE III) years of software engineering experience
  • 2+ (SWE II), 4+ (SWE III) years of building and administering distributed applications using a cloud platform
  • Work experience at the intersection one or more cloud platforms and feature delivery of complex systems


Own your work and your career - apply now

Are you willing to take initiative and make decisions? Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.


We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability—that’s the First Republic way.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.


First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.


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