Professional Loan Program Associate Data Scientist

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco | 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

Eagle Lending is responsible for student loan refinancing, professional loan programs, home equity lines of credit and small business loans. We provide high-touch service and customized products designed around our client’s needs. From refinancing your student loan debt to buying your first home, our team is leading the way for innovation at First Republic.


Common goals, uncommon potential

The Associate Data Scientist for the Professional Loan Program (“PLP”) team is primarily responsible for supporting and developing analytical models to drive business insights into our PLP product for the Eagle Lending Department.  This is a foundational role that will empower Eagle Lending to move faster with making data-based decisions and deepen relationships with clients in our Professional Loan Program. We're looking for a high-energy Data Scientist with a strong attention to detail, and desire to develop advanced analytical skills.


What you'll do as a PLP Associate Data Scientist:

  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging internal and external data to drive business solutions
  • Support and develop analytical and/or statistical models enabling informed business decisions and create models leading to actionable insights
  • Formulate business insights on how to grow the business, improve efficiency and/or deepen relationships based on data
  • Deliver on various data science projects end-to-end, including requirements identification, data collection / pre-processing, exploratory data analysis, modeling, evaluation, and deployment
  • Summarize data and results to stakeholders by creating statistical summaries and organizing data reports, visualization, and/or interactive Business Intelligence (BI) reports


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Statistics, or related quantitative field
  • 2+ years of applicable corporate experience working on business analytics, quantitative modeling, and programming
  • Proven experience as a Data Scientist or similar role
  • Solid understanding of data science, including predictive modeling, time series forecasting, and regression analysis
  • Familiarity with the Data Science Project Lifecycle and the corresponding libraries in Python or R (such as pandas, matplotlib, and scikit-learn for Python or tidyverse, ggplot2, and caret for R)
  • Experience developing visualizations that drive and optimize business outcomes using Tableau or Microsoft SSRS (required)
  • Data processing, analysis, automation, and reporting skills in the Data Science space (Python and/or R, SQL)
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges

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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