Senior Appian Software Engineer

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.


Support First Republic’s employees in providing exceptional and unparalleled service to our clients by providing them with cutting edge systems built on the latest technologies.  Work with talented and dedicated colleagues to deliver a future driven by best-in-class software with a focus on client experience.


The Senior Appian Software Engineer will act as the primary technical resource for a suite of Deposit applications at First Republic Bank. The Senior Appian Software Engineer will specialize in leading large scale application development efforts and working with cross functional teams to deliver major technical initiatives at the Bank.


What you’ll do as a Senior Appian Software Engineer


  • Serve as a subject matter expert and technical lead for the Deposits Appian Platform working primarily on software engineering tasks associated with the Bank’s deposit origination and maintenance systems and the Bank’s API tier
  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot our enterprise Appian applications, and work in close coordination with other Engineers and Architects
  • Work closely with internal clients, IS teams and external vendors gathering requirements, designing, and deploying application components, as well as work with project and support teams resolving problems and incidents
  • Responsible for creation of standards for Appian development and overall development best practices
  • Works with minimal supervision on complex client facing line of business projects with other IS team members, business units and vendors.
  • Works closely with Deposit Technology management and technical leadership serving as an expert resource, bringing forth opportunities to leverage technologies to improve process, resolve emerging business requirements and influence decisions regarding business process change.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree required
  • Master’s in computer science is desired
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience implementing Appian solutions following software engineering best practices
  • 3+ years of experience in supporting deployment, configuration, and performance tuning & troubleshooting of Appian in both non-production and production environments.
  • Experience developing solutions (front-end or back-end) outside of the Appian development environment is a plus
  • 3+ years of acting as the highest-level technical resource leading more junior developers to deliver large scale software solutions


Professional Skills/Competency

  • Understanding and experience deploying, troubleshooting, and integrating with Web Services
  • Knowledge of databases and database technologies (relational and non-relational)
  • Experience consuming and building RESTful APIs
  • Experience with OAuth 2.0
  • Experience with supporting 99.9% SLA production services
  • Understanding of various networking protocols and services
  • Basic understanding of certificates, SSL handshakes, encryption
  • Understanding of load balancing, clustering, high availability, and disaster recovery


Leadership Skills/Competency

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and influence outcomes beyond direct areas of ownership
  • Consistently demonstrates and follows high standards of integrity in business decision-making


Personal Skills/Competency

  • A positive, enthusiastic attitude and the ambition to tackle challenging issues
  • Looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/ challenge; can easily pose future scenarios; can think globally about all aspects of the Bank; can discuss multiple considerations of an issue and forecast them into the future; understands how the Bank works, competes, serves clients, and generates shareholder value
  • Requires demonstrated understanding of core Bank business applications and operations, financial experience preferred highly.
  • Must be proficient participating in and leading integrated process teams, as well as coordinating and communicating customer requirements.
  • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration.
  • Demonstrates the First Republic 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 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.


We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.


If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.


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.


For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers?in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.


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