Senior Cloud Engineer

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco | US-NY-New York | US-MA-Boston


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.


Cloud Engineering & Enterprise Development


The mission of the Cloud Engineering & Enterprise Development team at First Republic is to enable and craft the cloud platform that supports cross-functional teams in all lines of business (LOBs) of the bank. This encompasses not only the foundational architecture cloud work which enable deployments into the cloud amongst our federated internal development partners, but also development in support of facilitating migration to the cloud.


Within Cloud Engineering & Enterprise Development, we are seeking a cloud services expert to help drive and deliver on our ambitious cloud platform strategy. You will be engineering our next generation of infrastructure using major Public Cloud Providers (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.) in a secure, compliant, and efficient manner. Working in a small team empowered to move rapidly to meet objectives, you will be leveraging Infrastructure as Code and automation in all deployments.


What you’ll do as a Senior Cloud Engineer:

  • Meaningfully individually contribute to the efforts of the team
  • Work in a cross-functional team to design and engineer solutions to complicated problems,
  • Migrate applications from an internal virtualized environment to our Public Cloud
  • Utilize Infrastructure as Code Tools to automate deployments of new applications


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • 2+ Years of experience with a Public Cloud Provider (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • 2+ Years of experience with Terraform
  • 2+ Years of experience with Ansible, puppet, or chef
  • 5+ Years of experience with one or more Enterprise Server Operating Systems (Windows/Unix/Linux)
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum
  • Experience with DevSecOps

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Curiosity and intellectual honesty
  • Patience with how an environment is currently, with an eye towards refactoring the environment into what it should be
  • Detail orientation and craftmanship
  • A desire to solve real business problems
  • Determination and fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Bias towards action and an ability to work autonomously while navigating uncertainty
  • Empathy for our clients and stakeholders in both technology and business roles
  • Willingness to drive cultural change

Our Tools


There are a lot of tools in play, and we can’t expect candidates to know them all. Here’s some examples to give you a flavor of what we do:

  • Kubernetes: OpenShift (RedHat’s Kubernetes distribution), Docker, Helm and other container tools
  • CI/CD tools: Artifactory, Jenkins, HashiCorp Vault, Spinnaker, etc.
  • Cloud: AWS, Terraform, Ansible
  • Operational: NewRelic, Splunk, AquaSec, SonarQube, Codacy, etc.
  • Operating Systems: Our deployment target is mostly Linux, but we support developers using Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Supported platforms: js, SpringBoot, .NET Core, Python/Flask, front-end frameworks (Angular, Vue, React, etc). Really anything that can run in a container.
  • Databases: Postgres, MongoDB (Atlas), MS SQL Server, Snowflake

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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