Senior Artificial Intelligence Architect

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.


The Senior AI Architect is responsible for working cross-functionally to ensure that designs are compliant and architecturally aligned to business and IS strategy. The Architect will work under the direction of the Director, Enterprise Architecture to define and develop the systems architecture aspects of projects.  This will include a high degree of interaction with business, operations groups and information security to understand the functional and non-functional needs of the users of the system as well as the various technology teams, both within and outside of FRB, which are responsible for integration points with the solutions.


What you’ll do as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Architect:

  • Serve as primary technical expert to internal groups, business and Information Services, for the First Republic Bank architecture aspects of each project.
  • Work with federated development and data science teams to deeply understand their business and technical needs. After understanding their needs, provide guidance on design solutions.
  • Play a key role in defining the AI architecture and selecting appropriate technologies from open-source and commercial offerings.
  • Audit AI tools and practices across data models and software engineering with a focus on continuous improvement. Develop a feedback mechanism to assess AI services, support model, recalibration and retrain models.
  • Work closely with security and compliance leaders to foresee risks, such as AI model theft and ensuring ethical AI implementation. Remain acquainted with upcoming regulations and map them to best practices.
  • Create and maintain reference architectures, target architectures and roadmap to meet the business needs to provide extraordinary customer service.
  • Define technology strategy, process improvements, and resource forecasting.
  • Strong business orientation with broad experience with banking processes, technology and change initiatives.
  • Promote and enhance shared services related to each business group by working with other Information Service team members.
  • Strong sense of prioritization and execution against critical deliverables, coupled with a sense of personal ownership and attention to detail for key projects / issue resolution.
  • Understands business processes, appropriate application of technology in supporting those processes, and the common technical complexity / considerations when evaluating new products or process options.
  • Pragmatic with an ability to generate trust and build alliances across business and functional lines.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • 8+ years of information systems experience required, with preference to enterprise architecture experience.
  • 5+ years of banking experience preferred.
  • 5+ years in working with AI/ML development and tools.
  • Expertise in developing cloud native applications geared towards improving business agility and reducing cost.
  • Data Architecture, Modeling and Lineage practice and knowledge for data movement and sufficiency. Information Technology Architecture and System and Data Integration knowledge and practices.
  • Expertise in innovation & the ability to think strategically about how to design systems to meet future needs.
  • Expert at managing by influence to achieve goals through departments and staff not directly in a reporting relationship.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Agile, DevOps and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) environments, application design, software development, and testing.
  • Expertise in cloud architecture and security fundamentals including containers, software-defined networks, high availability design, multi-cloud, and serverless compute.
  • Provide extraordinary service and furthers the First Republic Bank Culture and value.


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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