First Republic Bank

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Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

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US-CA-San Francisco
Information Services

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First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.

Responsible for designing and implementing information systems which will adequately support the enterprise infrastructure of the organization. Analyzes system requirements and ensures that systems will offer security and will be effectively integrated with current applications. Ensures that all systems are working at optimal levels and offers support to application development department regarding new technologies and system requirements. Has thorough knowledge of infrastructure, application programming, and web and software applications. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 6-8 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.


  • Analysis of business project requirements and associated solutions to determine their suitability within the FRB ecosystem.
  • Works directly with other IS team members, users and vendors in the analysis and design for the infrastructure (network, devices, storage, etc) needed to support the goals of the project’s chosen solutions.
  • Works closely with business and technical leadership serving as an expert resource, bringing forth opportunities to leverage technologies to improve process, resolve emerging business requirements and influence decisions regarding business process change.
  • Provides support and maintains written resolutions to frequent problems as they relate to networks, hardware and software applications in use by Bank personnel.
  • Is conversant with and able to practically apply best practices for ensuring security and secure systems design.
  • Must always be diligent in protecting client data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Bank standards and processes for network hardware, software, infrastructure and configuration.
  • Remains informed of job-related issues through networking, training programs, seminars and trade publications.
  • Attends meetings when necessary and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Complete and adhere to First Republic Bank’s regulatory requirement trainings in a timely manner. 


  • Requires a minimum of five years hands-on experience in multi-site heterogeneous network environments.
  • 5+ years of experience in infrastructure design and/or support, preferably in an environment using F5, NetApp, Cisco and Dell hardware.
  • Solid experience with RedHat Linux and Windows Server operating systems at current levels.
  • Understanding and experience with creating security enhancing designs for systems which will be accessible from the internet.
  • Understanding and experience integrating with Web Services.
  • Knowledge of databases and database technology (Oracle/MSSQL)
  • Experience with producing designs that support at least  99.99% SLA production services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of various networking protocols and services, LAN topology, routers, hubs, switches and OSI model including WAN/Frame Relay/MPLS, DHCP, IP, DNS, IP routing, NAT, LDAP, RADIUS, SFTP, Telnet, SSH, TCP/UDP, TCP handshaking, proxy, SNMP, SMTP.
  • Basic understanding of certificates, SSL handshakes, encryption.
  • Understanding of load balancing, clustering, high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Comfortable in providing technical leadership within the business, application/systems, data/information and technical architecture disciplines. Must have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to be able to clearly explain the benefits of an architectural approach to clients and stakeholders.
  • Requires willingness and ability to adapt to rapid changes in order to support and use future technology.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to problem-solve complex technical issues.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, work in a team environment, follow written policies and procedures, and maintain superior customer service at all times.
  • Must exercise a reasonable amount of independent judgment under a minimum of supervision.
  • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.
  • Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.
  • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
  • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.
  • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  • Must be able to travel in a limited capacity.


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