• Solutions Architect

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Information Services
  • Overview

    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.


    First Republic has recently adopted Appian as our enterprise solution for business process automation and is currently looking for an Appian application architect to help us build applications that are high quality, easy to use, perform well and make our users' lives easier. This is a perfect opportunity to make a big difference in an organization that is undergoing high growth and leveraging Appian across the enterprise.


    As a Solutions Architect at First Republic Bank you will own the application design for one or more Appian projects. Solutions Architects are responsible for working with business stakeholders to understand their requirements, define the application design, and socialize the design with stakeholders.


    This position works closely with the business stakeholders, business analysts, Appian developers and QA teams to ensure Appian applications meet technical requirements, are maintainable and meet stated performance benchmarks.


    In addition, as a Solutions Architect you will work with other architects on development standards and the Center of Excellence to help define and document Appian development standards at First Republic Bank.



    • Solutions Design: works with the business and systems team to identify the right architecture and technology for implementing new solutions, products and modules.
    • For assigned projects, works with developers, product managers, business analysts and subject matter experts to define solution, and modules with required features and functionality.
    • Engage with enterprise architects for design collaboration and review.
    • Application Implementation Oversight: oversees the implementation of assigned Appian projects to ensure the implementation is consistent with design decisions, standards & best practices.
    • Design Collaboration: works with other Appian application architects to identify reusable components and patterns as well as ensure consistency in design across applications built on the Appian platform
    • Participation in the Appian Center of Excellence (COE): helps define and drive application standards across the Appian platform.
    • POC & Shared Component Design/ Development: some hands on Appian development for project proof of concepts and development of shared components.
    • Perform duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities.
    • Performs other duties & 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. 


    • 3+ Years experience with building applications on Appian
    • 5+ years in application architecture
    • 5+ years designing and writing software
    • 5+ years in software design & data modeling
    • 1+ years Agile
    • Prior experience with software requirements, software architecture, software design and testing required.
    • Experience in SOA, SOAP, REST WSDL, XML, cloud and API standards
    • Proficiency in developing web applications and server side development using JSP, Servlets, XML, Web Services, JDBC, JNDI, Struts, Hibernate, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MDB, JMS, Oracle, PL/SQL
    • Experience in Object Oriented Design, Modeling, and Programming of web based multi-tier applications in Java, J2EE and Relational Databases.
    • Familiarity with various Design Patterns.
    • Designed systems using Data Modeling, UML and J2EE based frameworks like MVC Architecture and Hibernate.
    • Experience with XML and related standards and technologies like HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript.
    • Proficient in designing using UML model: Use case diagrams, Sequence diagrams, Class diagrams
    • Knowledge in one or more of these areas is a plus: Deposits Banking, Private Wealth Management, Lending or CRM
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, as well as outstanding organizational skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
    • Ability to think and plan long term, but execute to these goals in short-term as incremental change may work best for the organization at times
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt to any given situation
    • Ability to work under pressure in high stress situations with a calm demeanor
    • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends in support of deployments
    • Team player
    • Provides extraordinary service
    • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values 


    • 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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