AWS - Principal Platform Engineer

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco | US-NY-New York | US-MA-Boston


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.


We're in the midst of a digital transformation at First Republic Bank. That means building a domain-driven model of banking behind coherent, composable, modern APIs. Those APIs are a mix of versioned REST APIs and event sourcing. If you're interested in problem solving, improving operational efficiency and implementing DORA metrics, you're going to feel at home here. After all, what is banking but a series of events over time?


What You’ll Do as a AWS - Principal Platform Engineer:

  • Collaborate with solution architects and enterprise architects to ensure software implementations align with client and business needs for functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Validate if technology solutions proposed by vendors work in the FRB environment.
  • Migrate applications from on-prem deployments to our Public Cloud.
  • Utilize Infrastructure as Code Tools to automate deployments of new applications.
  • Establish design patterns for monitoring, benchmarking, and deploying new features for the backend services.
  • Ensure appropriate alerting protocols are implemented to ensure ecosystem stability (balance and control, job failure, environment health, etc.)
  • Act as the escalation point for technical issues that require advanced skills, knowledge, and troubleshooting.



  • 10+ years of hands-on software development experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in developing cloud native solutions (AWS preferred)
  • Expert understanding and hands-on experience with developing scalable, reliable, and fault-tolerant distributed systems.
  • Experience with DevOps approaches, including automation, containerization, CI/CD, testing, etc.

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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