First Republic Bank

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Director, Regulatory Compliance Technology

Director, Regulatory Compliance Technology

Job Locations 
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.


Candidate will be responsible for the management of key IS system as they relate to Regulatory Compliance. Candidate will be responsible for project delivery to include platform upgrades, BAU enhancements, deployment of new modules, and problem solving for break fix situations. Candidate must possess a keen understanding of IT systems and best practices. Candidate will also be responsible for the creation and maintenance of processes and procedures in the department.


  • Successfully drive complex projects to completion while promptly escalating issues to team (CTR replacement, OFAC replacement, etc.)
  • Assist with the day to day operations of Regulatory Compliance systems (Actimize, Archer, Accelus, etc.).
  • Assist in the management of the documentation process to ensure timely completion of files, adherance to guidelines, and the accuracy of provided documentation.
  • Evaluate current processes and procedures to ensure relevance and accuracy.  Make recommendations for changes and keep documentation current.
  • Work with business to understand requirements and help to translate them into actionable IS tasks.
  • Help to prioritize work coming in and out of the group.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor‘s Degree required.
  • Must have broad and deep knowledge of IT project management or very deep, specific skills in one of the following domains:
    • Bank CIF systems
    • Wire system knowledge
    • Customer data and/or transaction monitoring fundamentals
    • Currency transaction reporting
  • 10 years of Strategy experience including consistent interactions with Senior Business leaders.
  • 7+ years project management experience and experience in process management, reporting and analysis.
  • Proven knowledge and robust understanding of banking and  payments industry and processes.
  • Relevant experience in management consulting, strategy development or other similar role with a financial services focus.
  •          Expertise in innovation & the ability to think strategically about how to advance business-led solutions.
  • Deep project management experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder teams across an enterprise.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills required, including the ability to synthesize the story for executive-level audiences and adjust messages and style based on different audiences and agendas.
  • 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.

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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