Technical Program 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.


Under the general direction of the Senior Director of the PMO, the Program Manager is a leader within the PMO and business partners, and manages large enterprise projects and/or individual programs consisting of inter-related and concurrent projects with a goal of actively and consistently supporting all efforts and enhancing the overall customer experience.  The individual specializes in infrastructure and development delivery, is extremely adaptable, mentors PMs on the Project Process, manages and provides leadership for highly complex programs or projects.  The role collaborates to define scope, requirements, project governance, design, testing, timeline, budget and mentors PM’s and Scrum master in required Agile processes.  The role requires exceptional communication skills and an ability to build and maintain working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved.  The Program Manager collaborates with the PMO and the business to identify and manage the program and project pipeline for the specific business line.  The position may lead/and or direct the work of others.


What you’ll do as a Program Manager:

  • Manages large strategic projects or a set of projects as a cohesive program including capital planning, business case development, planning, reporting, and execution. Track’s project and program status and creates delivery roadmaps working in partnership with executive IT leadership and technical teams to ensure clear communication of the on-going development and implementation of all initiatives.
  • Oversees project managers and scrum masters working across a large program providing purpose, guidance and motivation to all team members. Performs critical team resource management and performance management to ensure project objectives are delivered on-time and within budget. Executes on-going monitoring and continuous improvement plans to insure team is executing with optimal efficiency.
  • Serves as an overall leader and liaison between various business units, vendors, Information Systems, Information Security, Internal Audit, and impacted business units.
  • Adheres to, contributes toward, and mentor other project managers and scrum masters on the Corporate and Department Project Process as needed and contributes continual improvement. This includes adherence to budgeting, financial forecasting, cost accounting and project management standards across the program.  Ensures all issues and risks are clearly monitored and managed across the entire program.
  • Ensures adherence to overall program and project control point compliance.
  • Represents the PMO in rationalizing a set of projects into a program on behalf of business and/or technical units.
  • Assists Information Systems management in data gathering for regulatory and third party reviews.
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule.
  • Perform other duties when assigned.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree preferred.
  • Prior experience working in the Financial Industry preferred.
  • Formal training in project or program management and/or certification required.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills including serving as a mentor.
  • Ten or more years of Infrastructure project/program management experience and demonstrated success.  In-depth knowledge of Infrastructure technologies.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of project and program management principles.
  • Agile / Kanban Project Management experience preferred.
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert within his or her specified field of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute complex projects within budget and on time.
  • Requires expertise in MS Office, MS Visio, and MS Project.
  • Requires demonstrated knowledge in system integration and management.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to build relationships at all levels of the enterprise including external vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and strategic thinking under a minimum of supervision.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

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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