Principal Solutions Architect

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.


As part of the Information Services team, the EDCI Technology Team drives the vision to create an industry leading, client-centric data and analytics platform. The team is looking for forward thinking, action-oriented individuals to help drive the implementation and development of innovative, cutting-edge solutions.


This position, as part of the Architecture and Innovation team, supports the other teams in the EDCI Technology Team by providing guidance and consultation on solution architecture, as well as assisting in designing new solutions and modifying current solutions. In addition, designing and implementing platform services to support data engineering, enterprise data warehouses, data marts, and data operations across the bank. They must be a highly hands on, motivated, quality driven engineer to lead solution architecture, design, and development. While strategic thinking and coordination are important elements of this role, this individual will be required to collaborate with multiple data providers and other business teams to design and build successful solutions.


What you’ll do as a Principal Solutions Architect:

  • Communicate and collaborate with product managers and technology teams to design, analyze, and build highly scalable solutions
  • Build software and data engineering expertise and own data quality for our processes.
  • Design and deliver large scale, highly available and mission-critical data platforms and features using modern cloud and big data architectures
  • Develop and deliver batch, stream, and big data solutions using technologies such as Kafka, EMR, Kinesis, Storm, Spark, Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake, etc.
  • Help to ensure solutions follow industry best practices and SDLC
  • Involved in end-to-end agile design, scoping, implementation, and testing of solutions


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree preferred
  • 10+ years of collective experience in software engineering, data analysis, data warehousing or data transformation, in a similarly sized organization
  • 5+ years of experience architecting, building and administering large-scale distributed applications using AWS Platform
  • 2+ years of software development experience with tools like C#, Python, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of AWS and Big Data eco-system (e.g. Spark, Redshift, Athena, Lambda, Snowflake, DMS )
  • In-depth understanding of data warehousing and BI concepts, including hands on experience building ETL/ELT data pipelines and drafting data architecture diagrams and data flows to support design concepts
  • Experience with DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes/OpenShift

Professional Skills/Competency

  • Experience with agile development
  • Proficiency with at least one of the following languages: Java, Python, C#.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS services (Redshift, SQS, Kinesis, DynamoDB, RDS etc.)
  • Expert level proficiency in SQL. Ability to perform complex data analysis with large volumes of data
  • Experience with Big Data technologies, e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Snowflake
  • Hands-on experience building real-time or near real-time data pipelines is a big plus
  • Demonstrated experience working in large-scale data environments which included real-time and batch processing requirements
  • Strong understanding of ETL processing with large data stores. Strong data modeling skills (relational, dimensional and flattened). Strong analytical and SQL skills, with attention to detail

Leadership Skills/Competency

  • Proven ability working with high performing teams. Able to motivate people, instill accountability, and achieve results in a rapidly changing environment
  • Good verbal and written communications skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and influence outcomes beyond direct areas of ownership
  • Consistently demonstrates and follows high standards of integrity in business decision-making

Personal Skills/Competency

  • A positive, enthusiastic attitude and the ambition to tackle challenging issues
  • 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; understands how the Bank works, competes, serves clients, and generates shareholder value
  • Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with internal and external groups; can be both direct and diplomatic; able to point out risks and provide best practices for risk remediation
  • 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.
  • Must be able to travel as position requires.
  • May be required to lift 25-50 lbs.


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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