Data Governance Platform 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 Data & Client Insights, we are responsible for delivering accurate data reporting to help promote data fluency, improve client service, and inform business decisions across the enterprise. We aim to maximize the value of the Bank’s data to capitalize on competitive opportunities in increasingly sophisticated ways.


As a key member of the Data Governance Team within the Enterprise Data & Client Insights (EDCI) department, this position will play an important role in advancing the bank’s Data Governance Program. Individual will have a great opportunity to work across teams (business and technology) and key stakeholders in a highly collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate is a creative and collaborative engineer / data analyst who is passionate about data and possesses both excellent technical proficiency and strong business acumen. Extensive experience with Data Catalog tools is strongly desired.


What you’ll do as a Data Governance Platform Engineer:

  • Develop and expand core Data Governance systems and applications (e.g., Data Catalog, Metadata Management)
  • Implement tools to support the Bank’s data governance and data quality programs
  • Develop customized tools using Data Catalog API layer and Python scripts
  • Develop Web UI in support of Data Governance capabilities (e.g., Data Lineage, KDE Management)
  • Streamline management of metadata, business glossary and data lineage
  • Develop and maintain data taxonomy, KDEs, data lineage and related controls/ procedures
  • Analyze data quality issues to address root causes and remediate issues
  • Engage with business and technology partners to document business and functional requirements
  • Promote the adoption of Data Governance Program with key business partners
  • Adhere to the Bank’s data governance and data quality programs (policy, standards and controls)
  • Responsibilities include: 1) adhering to and complying with the applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-money laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, US PATRIOT Act, etc.) 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting suspicious activity to the AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Experience 5 - 7 years of financial services industry experience, preferably Data Governance
  • Proficient processing complex business concepts, researching data issues and managing through remediation
  • Broad exposure to data governance/ data management concepts and technologies
  • Skilled analyzing data and complex data relationships
  • Experience with BI reporting, including data visualization tools
  • Proficient SQL and Python skills
  • Experience with data management technologies and tools (e.g., MDM, ETL, Collibra)
  • Analytical skills to collect and profile data and compute key metrics (e.g., KPIs, KRIs)
  • Process design experience with process optimization mindset
  • Experience with reference data and master data management
  • Extensive experience presenting content to various audiences including senior management
  • Consulting background or experience in consultative role working closely with business stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation and documentation skills
  • Requires proficiency with varied computer and network operating systems


Personal Skills

  • Passionate about data management and data governance
  • Highly collaborative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Creative thinker who displays an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with business and technology partners as well as with outside vendors and contractors
  • Ability to lead projects and work with little or no supervision, yet thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Must possess the ability to multi-task handling multiple projects or support efforts simultaneously
  • Strong drive for results and ability to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Exhibits strong character
  • Customer-service mindset
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Voracious learner (e.g., technology, business processes)


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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