Mobile Technical Lead

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco
Information Services


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 Digital Technology Mobile Lead is focused on executing of full stack native mobile and/or responsive mobile solution for Corporate and Consumer banking clients.


The candidate will lead a team of native developers through product development and maintenance, working as a member of mobile scrum team to review the product backlog/epics/user stories, develop the system design/prototype and software solution delivery by leveraging various in-house and vendor solutions. In-depth knowledge and expertise with mobile development (iOS, Android and Hybrid) best practices, rich expertise of multi-device solution implementation will be necessary to succeed in this role. Experienced in architecting high quality scalable maintainable mobile native and hybrid application.


What you’ll do as a Mobile Technical Lead:

  • Establish and maintain strong partnership with the business owners/product owners.
  • Work with Business Owners/Product Owners and system leads (including vendor solutions) to logically design and negotiate solutions and participate in the long-term planning for products.
  • Ensures commitments are met while providing high quality and cost effective systems that meet customer’s expectations.
  • Full stack hand-on mobile development for native mobile app design and implementation (iOS and Android), including system analysis, test driven application development, test automation, code review and application maintenance support.
  • Adapt Digital Agile approach and work with mobile vendor to implement the mobile solution.
  • Drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
  • Code and ship complex new mobile features and apps at high velocity and high quality with well-structured code.
  • Keeping up-to-date on new technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to rapid changing digital environment.
  • Work with the application support team and external vendors to ensure all applications are supported according to their SLAs.
  • Troubleshoot debug, and fix issues in production and non-production environments.
  • Hands on development experience and full understanding of mobile app development pipeline and process including development of applications that interface with hardware accessories.
  • Lead and mentor junior mobile developer.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities specific to department functions and activities.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related technical field.
  • 10+ years direct experience in mobile solution design and implementation.
  • Experience in Native Mobile app development (Android, iOS); hands-on Java RX and/or Swift/Object-C and/or React Native code.
  • Experience using React/JavaScript to build front-end web or native application experiences.
  • Act as subject matter expert for iOS/Android development.
  • Hands on development experience with cross platform display and performance optimization.
  • Experience in test-driven development and test automation.
  • Attention to detail, carefully crafting both tests and code.
  • Code and ship complex new mobile features and apps at high velocity and high quality with well-structured code.
  • Troubleshoot debug, and fix issues in production and non-production environments.
  • Proficient in Agile and SCRUM practices.
  • Backend web service and API knowledge.
  • Organization skill and ability to multi-task.
  • Willingness to learn new technology.
  • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.
  • Complex problem solving skill and deadline oriented.
  • Team player.
  • Provides extraordinary service.
  • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.


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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