Solutions 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.


As a Solutions Architect, you’ll be closely working the engineering team and our EDCI-Eagle Intelligence business partners in designing efficient, scalable, solutions and playing a key role in shaping up the technology roadmap.


What you’ll do as a Solutions Architect:

  • Communicate and collaborate with product managers and technology teams to design, analyze, and build highly scalable solutions
  • Build software and data engineering expertise and own data quality for our processes.
  • Design and deliver large scale, highly available and mission-critical data platforms and features using modern cloud and big data architectures
  • Help to ensure solutions follow industry best practices and SDLC
  • Involved in end-to-end agile design, scoping, implementation, and testing of solutions
  • Guide team development efforts towards successful project delivery.
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship
  • Stay current with industry best practices & trends and bring in innovative ideas to ensure modern web development practices are followed.
  • Modernize applications built on old technologies and bring them current to the market.
  • Serve as a liaison between technical team and business by ensuring the business needs are met and the requirements are delivered accurately to the developers.
  • Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and other affected parties.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • 10 + years of collective experience in software development, solutions architecture in a similarly sized organization,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree is preferred.
  • Prior experience in a technical leadership position.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS services (Redshift, SQS, Kinesis, DynamoDB, RDS etc.)
  • Expert level proficiency in SQL. Ability to perform complex data analysis with large volumes of data
  • Experience with Big Data technologies, e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Snowflake
  • Modern web development experience with MERN stack is preferred.
  • Has deep understanding of DevOps and experience with tooling such as Docker, Jenkins, OpenShift etc.
  • Familiarity with monitoring related tools and frameworks like Splunk, AppDynamics or new Relic.
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM environment.
  • Experience conducting software product/service evaluations
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent work ethics and communication skills.

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
  • Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with internal and external groups; can be both direct and diplomatic
  • 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

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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