Principal Architect

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.


The Principal Architect will define the Technology Architecture, Strategy and Roadmap for Lending Solutions at FRB. Will work cross-functionally with architects across the bank, technology and business leaders in Lending Business Unit, and with technology and architecture leadership at the bank. Working under the Business Technology Partner and the bank’s Chief Architect, you’ll help refine and develop software solution architectures and guide teams toward successful delivery of high-quality software. This will include a high degree of interaction with development, operational, and security teams to ensure that software quality is reflected throughout the stack.


What you’ll do as a Principal Architect:

  • Create Technology Architecture and Design for new Lending initiatives that conforms to FRB Enterprise Architecture standards.
  • Serve as a software quality expert to Lending development teams, providing technical mentorship to development teams and other architects.
  • Review code written by Lending development teams to ensure it conforms with First Republic’s standards.
  • Collaborate with solution architects and enterprise architects to ensure software implementations align with client and business needs and non-functional requirements.
  • Define strategic approaches and identify process improvements that raise the software quality bar.
  • Create and maintain software patterns that help teams build reliable, scalable, and fault-tolerant services and applications.
  • Ensure that the software solutions meet the bank’s Information Security requirements.
  • Validate if technology solutions proposed by vendors work in the FRB environment.


You might be a good fit if you have:

  • 10+ years of hands-on software development experience. Banking experience is desirable, but not required.
  • Expertise in highly-functioning tech environments, following best practices such as code review, design documentation, etc.
  • Expertise in at least one mainstream programming language, with preference given to candidates with experience in Java, C#, TypeScript, JavaScript, or Python.
  • Experience with modern microservices software architectures.
  • Experience with developing scalable, reliable, and fault-tolerant enterprise-grade software.
  • Experience with DevOps approaches, including automation, containerization, CI/CD, testing, etc.
  • Experience in Cloud Architecture – AWS or Azure.
  • An ability to manage by influence/develop trust to achieve departmental/organizational goals.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, especially written communications.


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.


Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law.


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