Technical Product Manager

ID
2022-16173
Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco

 

At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, 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 at First Republic. 

 

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 Technical Product Manager will manage a portfolio of initiatives (or “Product”) at First Republic Bank. The Technical Product Manager will specialize in multiple areas, should be extremely adaptable, and will demonstrate the ability to manage a cross functional matrixed team, delivering multiple overly complex projects/solutions. S/He will be responsible for implementation of a “product” and leading the cross-functional IS team that is responsible for improving it. The Technical Product Manager will align the cross functional IS teams re: the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for a product and will be responsible for communicating the Why and What of the product, and jointly defining the When and How of the product. The role will be the ultimate owner for the entire delivery life cycle, from identifying impacted areas and the right candidates, scope, requirements, technology delivery governance, design, testing, timeline, and budget. The role requires exceptional communication skills and an ability to build and maintain working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved. The Technical Product Manager will be a visible and influential people leader, able to inspire, guide and train resources.

 

What you’ll do as a Technical Product Manager:

  • Delivers on the suite of projects/initiative; defines and manages all aspects of technical delivery including scope, budget, financial forecasting, and scheduling
  • Set quality and scalability metrics for the platform, and manage roadmap against OKRs
  • Write and refine developer stories and maintain an organized technical product backlog
  • Manage development scrum team by setting sprint priorities and signing off on deliverables
  • Work closely with peer product managers across all capabilities to prioritize initiatives, identify trade-offs, and coordinate technical product development and delivery
  • Leads and manages all resources in the related product area
  • Determines resource requirements and procures resources; manages contract projects and/or program resources
  • Facilitates impact analysis of current/existing technologies on the program
  • Manages vendor relationship management for project-related vendors; supports enterprise vendor management standards and coordinates initial contracts, contract renewals, and addenda to contracts with key project vendors.
  • Supports management in data gathering for regulatory and third-party reviews

 

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Education / work experience:

    • Undergraduate degree required
    • MBA or relevant graduate degree preferred
    • Five to Seven or more years of experience in IT leadership in banking business
    • Recognized as a subject matter expert within his or her specified field of expertise
    • Experience in Agile Methodology, Jira, and Confluence
    • Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver technical solutions
    • 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
  • Professional skill / competency:

    • Expert at managing by influence to achieve goals through departments and staff not directly in a reporting relationship
    • Strong business orientation with broad experience with banking processes, technology, and change initiatives
    • Understands business processes, appropriate application of technology in supporting those processes, and the common technical complexity / considerations when evaluating new products or process options
    • Skilled at identifying and evaluating existing operations and new developments and gauging appropriate opportunities for the business
    • Focus on development of organizational capabilities and resources to support continuous evolution of a more competitive and profitable Bank
    • Solid experience and comfortable with container orchestration technologies (eg: RedHat OpenShift, Kubernetes)
  • Bonus skillset:

    • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) PO/PM certification and/or experience
    • Knowledge of security aspects of financial trading/monetary transfer systems; including but not limited to PCI Compliance, DDoS prevention, IDS and regulatory audit requirements, FFIEC CAT control levels
    • TOGAF Certification is a plus
  • Leadership skill / competency:

    • Demonstrated leadership, planning, and managerial skills with ability to contribute broadly at any level
    • Pragmatic with an ability to generate trust and build alliances across business and functional lines
    • Consistently demonstrates and follows ambitious standards of integrity in business decision-making
  • Personal skill / competency:

    • Strategic perspective and business acumen. 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
    • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of settings and styles; is effective in a variety of formal presentation and meeting settings; commands attention and can manage group process during presentation/discussion
    • Change management. Gains support for change by providing context and responding with sensitivity to concerns; takes initiative to recommend/ develop innovative approaches to getting things done
    • Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with internal and external groups; can be both direct and diplomatic
    • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration

 

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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