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Systems Analyst - Regulatory Compliance Technology

Systems Analyst - Regulatory Compliance Technology

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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 Regulatory Compliance Information Services team is looking for a Senior I.T. Business Systems Analyst. In this role, you will work with both IT teams and other internal organizations to gather requirements associated with Regulatory Compliance applications such as Actimize, OneSumX, FircoSoft, Bridger and internal First Republic Bank systems.  The IT Systems Analyst reviews and communicates business objectives and translates into technology specific requirements.  The position will also collaborate closely with business and technical resources in support of various testing activities and phases.  This position will be responsible for leveraging advanced analytical, research and problem solving skills to define innovative technology solutions in cooperation with developers to meet business objectives.


The Business Systems Analyst will also perform analysis and design activities on complex IT initiatives by eliciting, defining, validating and translating business functional, non-functional and information objectives, then validating them when implemented, as well as preparing status updates on a regular basis to all stakeholders.


The ideal candidate will possess a deep and broad understanding of Information Technology best practices and processes.  Additionally a strong and demonstrated strength in analysis and support of a broad spectrum of BSA/AML and Regulatory systems is required.



  • Elicit, analyze, validate and manage technical requirements definition, flows and deliverables for projects. 
  • Perform this by working with business partners to understand work effort requirements and then translate into Information Services actionable tasks. 
  • Working closely with the Information Services team to deliver business requirements.  Partner closely with technical teams supporting data movement, application development and testing. 
  • Diligently support and lead where needed various activities between the teams to ensure the business and technical requirements and objectives are met.
  • Ensure appropriate project documentation is compiled and proper review and approvals from respective teams as gathered and collated.  
  • Contribute to the overall system(s) design.
  • Evaluate current processes and procedures to ensure relevance and accuracy. 
  • Make recommendations for changes and keep documentation current.
  • Perform as the subject matter expert on the various AML systems and processes assigned. 
  • Inclusive of this is gathering a deep understanding of the data within the systems and business processes supported by the system(s).
  • Build critical working relationships with the business and users communities through gathering a thorough understanding of the business models and processes employed. 
  • Specify and fully document application customizations


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s Degree in an IT-related field preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive experience within Waterfall and Agile Methodologies
  • At least 4+ years of experience serving Risk or Compliance domains.
  • Must have broad and deep knowledge of regulatory application management
  • Ability to work with data, data mapping, data modeling and data lineage.
  • Should have familiarity with Actimize and at least one or more screening applications, such as Bridger or Fircosoft.
  • Knowledge of AML/KYC and financial services background, familiar with and/or experience working on compliance related initiatives.
  • Strong skills across various databases including Oracle, SQL Server and DB2
  • 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 in various capacities ranging from Team Member to a Project Leader under tight deadlines.
  • Supports the process of translating business needs into formal deliverables.
  • Participates in design, development and implementation of Regulatory Compliance System based technology platform(s) to satisfy internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Proven knowledge and robust understanding of banking and  payments industry and processes
  • Expertise in innovation & 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 value


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