Data Operation and Release Manager

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 part of the Information Services team, the EDCI Technology Team drives the vision to create industry leading, client-centric Data and analytics. The team is looking for forward thinking, action-oriented individuals to help drive the implementation and development of innovative, cutting-edge solutions.  Data Ops and Release Manager must be a highly motivated, quality driven release and dataOps manager for the team. While strategic thinking and coordination are important elements of this role, this individual will be required to take a very hands-on role with SDLC, build engineering, release management and other related activities across various IS groups.


What you’ll do as a Data Operation and Release Manager:

  • Manage and drive end-to-end process design, improvements, automation and management of the release engineering practice. Includes working as an effective liaison between the business units, operations and other technology groups to ensure that client needs are addressed while maintaining alignment to the Bank’s goals and strategy.
  • Constructs and manages an overall release management schedule with milestones showing key dependencies between components of the release, key phase transitions for various projects, shared testing phases, etc.
  • Release Manager proactively monitors and controls all release aspects and provides corrective actions to appropriate stakeholders as needed. Works with the project managers, technology leads, quality leads and technical support managers to ensure that risks and issues are assessed and managed on an ongoing basis
  • Supports additional Release Management activities, such as develop or revise processes, develop options and recommendations, identify risks and develop mitigation strategies, drive cross-team collaboration and agreement, provide guidance and direction to teams, etc.
  • Perform prioritized planning and execution of the product development and release schedules while iteratively defining & refining development processes as the team grows.
  • Create and maintain an open and transparent environment that values speed and innovation.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • 10 + years of experience delivering enterprise solutions to financial services organizations as a release and devOps/Data Ops manager
  • Experience with Release Management and configuration management and release engineering concepts & practices
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and continuous delivery pipelines
  • Have experience to managing and continuously enhancing the CI/CD pipeline and process to increase automation and adoption
  • Familiarity with DevOps stack (CI & CD) and other dependency management and build tools such as Jenkins, Gradle, Maven, Ant and Ivy
  • Experience with Linux, microservices and AWS cloud
  • Experience of working on large process improvement and/or automation projects and programs
  • Ability to work with large number of stakeholders and manage conflicts while setting directions and best practices
  • Experience in producing Deployment, Run Books and Implementation Plans
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process
  • Experience leading and coordinating the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans, checklists and communications.
  • Familiar with database Snowflake, SQL Server and MongoDB.
  • Organized and capable of managing multiple complex projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality

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 take initiative and make decisions? 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. Come join us!


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.


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