Cloud Architect

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.


The Cloud Architect is a key stakeholder in designing the next generation of Infrastructure for the Company. This role will be responsible for working with multiple stakeholders to design on premise and Cloud Architecture.


What you’ll do as a Cloud Architect:

  • Design the next generation Architecture for on-premise and hybrid deployments.
  • Contribute to the reengineering of operational procedures to suit a more nimble operational delivery model.
  • Drive consistent, manageable architectures that leverage various cloud technologies.
  • Lead technical architecture and application design discussions with IT operations to drive cloud implementations.
  • Design and direct the governance activities associated with ensuring enterprise architecture compliance.
  • Work with other Architects to understand the enterprise strategies and to translate them into technical solutions for relevant business outcomes.
  • Develop solution strategy vision roadmaps, including developing short, medium and long-term milestones to achieve the vision.
  • Facilitate consensus for strategic solutions among stakeholders.
  • Participate in design of Infrastructure as Code tooling such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Create design artifacts
  • Participate in Agile Ceremonies to plan and deliver solutions
  • Assist Engineering with Implementation Activities


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Expert level understanding of Cloud Computing: Network principles, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.
  • Experience in designing strategic roadmaps for cloud solutions, migrations, greenfield applications, and cloud native deployments for medium to large enterprises.
  • Possesses a logical mindset and is skilled at solving challenges in a directed, methodical manner, analyzing the current issue to envision creative solutions.
  • Experience with Terraform, Ansible, and other Infrastructure as Code Tools
  • Experience with a modern SDLC Software Stack

Job Demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.


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. Come join us!


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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