Lead Full Stack Engineer

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.


The role requires an individual with strong business and technical knowledge to provide technical expertise in large complex environments and must have a track record of successfully implementing and integrating technology solutions and platforms. This position requires knowledge and experience with Java, JavaScript, Python, Nest.js, Express.js, Angular/ReactJS, RESTful API development, Snowflake, ES6, Typescript, and docker containers as well as experience in detailed requirements analysis, software design, development, testing, and deployment.


What you’ll do as a Lead Full Stack Engineer, EDCI Technology:

  • Lead end-to-end (conception, development, maintenance, and evolution) implementation of full stack application and solutions. Includes working as an effective liaison between the front office, business units and other technology groups to ensure that client needs are addressed while maintaining alignment to the EDCI goals and strategy
  • Work with engineering, architecture, data, QA teams and stakeholders to create enterprise-grade, well tested business applications. Code should be well written and maintainable; always following the secure SDLC process
  • Responsible for software development using various programming languages and related tools and CI/CD pipeline, reviewing code written by other programmers, requirement gathering, documenting and implementation
  • Articulate complex technical issues to project managers, developers, engineering managers and architects in an articulate manner and recommend clearly thought-out solutions aligned to strategy
  • Deep understanding of Synchronous / Asynchronous communication patterns and problem-solving abilities with respect to Message Sequencing, Correlation, and Queuing
  • Lead technical solutions by designing system specifications, standards, and programming
  • Observance and enforcer of proven industry-standard processes
  • Support the program/project managers on various efforts between various IT, product, and business groups
  • Assisting with change management activities and ensuring appropriate users and technical teams are aware of upcoming changes
  • Responsible for aiding support teams in answering user questions about new or existing features, data issues, and variances from other source systems, and working with other operations and development teams to resolve data issues as necessary
  • Act as tertiary level support for Technical Support when necessary
  • Responsibilities include: 1) adhering to and complying with the applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-money laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, US PATRIOT Act, etc.) 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting suspicious activity to the AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree preferred
  • 10+ years of software development experience of using programming languages like Java, Python, JavaScript etc. building large-scale systems, architecture, and implementation
  • In-dept understanding of full stack, programming languages and frameworks including Java, JavaScript, Python, Nest.js, Express.js, Angular/ReactJS, RESTful API development, Snowflake, ES6, Typescript
  • 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#
  • Expertise in web technologies, with an emphasis on Node.js, React/ Angular; working with modern and legacy data sources; and integration with front-end technologies. MERN stack experience preferred
  • Hands on experience designing, building, and supporting RESTful APIs and micro services
  • Experience in Kafka custom connectors, creating topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of best practices

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.


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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