Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations
US-NY-New York


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 Senior Software Engineer is key to ensuring high-end, efficient applications.


Line of Business-Specific Requirements: Candidates for this role should have experience working within a bank or investments/wealth organization and display an understanding and appreciation for the complexities therein.  Experience with digital platforms, distributed systems, and Cloud technologies is also critical.


Experience within a continuously changing environment that influences the banking experience for clients and employees, including driving consistent frameworks and methodologies to support consistency is critical for this role. Attention to detail and an ability to convey relevant information at summary and detailed levels is a key factor to success in this role. Requires experience in both waterfall and agile methodologies.


What you will do as a Senior Software Engineer:

  • Create high quality mobile apps that are fast and stable.
  • Work with product managers, architects, and other engineers to follow in translating requirements to solution options and recommendations.
  • Oversee the backlog of requirements as it goes through the Design phase of the SDLC.
  • Drive solution designs inclusive of clear annotations on key components and flows, considerations and options, recommendations, and justifications.
  • Code and ship complex new mobile features and apps.
  • Work with owners and system leads, including Vendor Solutions, to logically design and negotiate solutions and participate in long-term product planning. 
  • Ensure commitments are met while providing high-quality and cost-effective systems that meet client expectations. 
  • Adapt digital Agile approach and work with mobile vendor to implement the mobile solution.  
  • Keep up to date on new technology, standards, protocols, and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing digital environment.
  • Work with the application support team and external vendors to ensure all applications are supported according to their Service Level Agreements.
  • Troubleshoot and fix issues in production and non-production environments.
  • Work with server engineers to design API specs.
  • Propose and implement process improvements to make our engineering team even better.


You will be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience with strong app development skills and relevant practice in a technology environment
  • Advanced iOS Platform Skills - Strong knowledge of iOS frameworks, familiar with Apple's design principles and interface guidelines
  • 3+years of Experience with Swift
  • Networking HTTP, SOAP and REST
  • Testing Frameworks
  • OOP
  • MVC/MVVM/Viper
  • Solid Principles
  • URL Session (Apple’s internal HTTP solution)
  • A knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • Backend web service and API knowledge
  • Management skills related to Coaching Junior Developers
  • Experience executing on enterprise-level projects
  • You are excellent in reading code to be able to analyze quickly
  • Superior communication skills
  • Strong People leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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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