First Republic Bank

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Web Development Lead – Wealth Management Technology

Web Development Lead – Wealth Management 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.


As part of the Information Services team, the Wealth Management Technology Team drives the vision to create an industry leading, client-centric wealth technology experience. The team is looking for forward thinking, action oriented individuals to help drive the implementation and development of innovative, cutting-edge solutions.


This position reports to the Wealth Management CTO and supports development and implementation of Wealth Management’s technology roadmap. This role has a key responsibility within First Republic to ensure that our client experience within Wealth Management maintains the highest standards of the Bank.  He/she must possess a startup, “go for it” mentality and be a highly motivated, quality driven engineering leader for the team. The Head of Engineering will build and maintain a top-notch, high-energy development team that remains accountable and consistently delivers solutions meeting the highest standards. While strategic thinking and coordination are important elements of this role, this individual will be required to take a very hands-on role with requirements, design, development, testing, deliverable preparation and other related activities.


  • Lead end-to-end (conception, development, maintenance and evolution) implementation of wealth management technology solutions. Includes working as an effective liaison between the front office, business units, operations and other technology groups to ensure that client needs are addressed while maintaining alignment to the Bank’s goals and strategy.
  • Determine the specific resource needs and structure of the team, and recruit, motivate, and coach highly capable software engineers with deep technical and domain expertise.
  • Drive technical excellence and implementation of best engineering practices.
  • Provide vision and inspiration to deliver engaging, innovative, and client-centric wealth management technology solutions.
  • Define systems architecture, design techniques and development standards to support cross-functional, multi-system solutions that scale and are flexible to meet the future needs of the organization.
  • Review other developers’ solutions and assure adherence to the highest quality standards.
  • Oversee the design, scoping, implementation, and testing in short agile release cycles of in-house development and vendor implementations end-to-end.
  • Perform prioritized planning and execution of the product development and release schedules while iteratively defining & refining development processes as the team grows.
  • Create and maintain an open and transparent environment that values speed and innovation.


Experience & Education

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related degree preferred
  • 10 + years of experience delivering enterprise solutions to financial services organizations as a hands-on engineer developing complex systems architecture
  • 7+ years of experience managing development teams using agile development process
  • 5+ years of overall hands-on development experience
  • 2+ years of Node.js/Angular experience


Professional Skills/Competency

  • Proficient in multiple current generation development languages and platforms
  • Organized and capable of managing multiple complex projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality, and comfortable working with dynamically evolving requirements
  • Strong business orientation with broad experience in wealth management processes and change initiatives
  • Skilled at identifying and evaluating existing operations and new developments and gauging appropriate opportunities for the business
  • Focused on development/ improvement of products and services to support continuous evolution of a more competitive and profitable Bank.
  • 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
  • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration


Leadership Skills/Competency

  • Proven ability to build high performing teams and motivate people, instill accountability, and achieve results in a rapidly changing environment
  • Outstanding 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


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