First Republic Bank

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CTR Engineer

CTR Engineer

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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.


The ideal candidate will be responsible to perform as a solutions engineer within the Risk and Compliance Technology organization. Systems areas of focus will be for Currency Transaction Reporting (CTR) project and OFAC applications. The candidate will be responsible for leading all technical project deliverables including platform installation, configuration, unit testing, production release and post deployment validation. Upon conclusion of the production deployment, the candidate will be responsible for ecosystem maintenance and leadership including BAU enhancements, break fix resolution and remediation, technical evolution and roadmap development in support of the Business Partner direction.


The ideal candidate will possess a broad understanding of Information Technology best practices and processes across multiple technology solutions and domains. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as a system engineer in various technology platforms inclusive of, but not limited to: Unix, Linux, and Microsoft operating systems; Microsoft and Oracle database environments WebSphere, Weblogic and Tomcat web server environments; Informatica and Microsoft ETL data movement solutions; Business Objects or Microsoft reporting tools.


  • Successfully drive the technical aspects of the CTR project to completion. Design, develop, test and implement vendor-based software installations relating to the CTR deployment. Design, develop, test and implement all inbound and outbound system interfaces necessary to fully integrate the vendor solution in the First Republic Bank (FRB) environment. Ensure all systemic and information interfaces are thoroughly identified, understood and documented. Promptly escalate issues to the project team and/or leadership team as necessary.


    Act as the technical lead for the implementation of the CTR system, including end-to-end integration and system automation for daily operations. Provide ongoing support and maintenance for the day to day technical operations of the CTR system once deployed. Work with Business Partners to develop and meet Service Level Agreements. Ensure appropriate alerting protocols are implemented to ensure ecosystem stability (balance and control, job failure, etc).


    Perform as the primary technical liaison to the Business Unit and both internal and external IT groups  in support of the CTR system. Ensure work demand is articulated, understood and prioritized within the CTR system enhancements queue.


    Develop Data Architecture and lineage artifacts to clearly define the CTR data ecosystem. Ensure adherence for data quality and accuracy by developing a detailed understanding of the data and information movement practices utilized by the CTR system itself and the ecosystem supporting it (upstream/downstream dependencies).


    Manage all technical documentation for the CTR ecosystem. Ensure timely completion of files, adherence to guidelines, and the accuracy of provided documentation.

  • Perform duties and responsibilities specific to department functions and activities. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.

  • Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.

Critical features of this job are described under the items above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


  • Strong and proven technical skills across various databases including Oracle, SQL Server and DB2. Strong and proven experience with ETL development.
  • Data Architecture, Modeling and Lineage practice and knowledge for data movement and sufficiency.
  • Information Technology Architecture and System and Data Integration knowledge and practices.
  • Proficient in software development life cycle – including requirement analysis, preparing high - level program technical specifications after analyzing business requirements, design, development, testing, implementation, documentation and troubleshooting.
  • Supports the process of translating business needs into formal deliverables.
  • Will lead and participate in design, development and implementation of Regulatory Compliance System based technology platform(s) to satisfy internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Performing technical maintenance and analyzing and supporting vendor developed applications and products to include debugging and troubleshooting the production environment.
  • Expertise in innovation and the ability to think strategically about how to advance business-led solutions.
  • Proven ability to build strong, cohesive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong sense of prioritization and execution against critical deliverables, coupled with a sense of personal ownership for key projects / issue resolution.
  • A track record demonstrating a high level of personal initiative, setting and achieving challenging goals, and demonstrating entrepreneurial leadership.
  • Team player.
  • Provides extraordinary service.
  • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.


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