First Republic Bank

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Lead, Quality Assurance - BSA/AML

Lead, Quality Assurance - BSA/AML

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.


This Individual will be responsible for leading QA team for various BSA/AML projects including development of QA strategy, resource estimates, test plans, test cases and test data, managing test execution, status reporting and provide QA support for Projects. The QA Lead will apply proven analytical, technical and problem-solving skills to provide quality assurance procedures to validate Data warehouse and ETL logics, Risk based application and tools, SDLC processes (Waterfall and Agile/Scrum).


  • Exercises independent judgment with direction from supervisor.
  • Work effectively with Test Manager, Business SMEs and other Key Stakeholders.
  • Design, build and manage testing frameworks and test content for the entire application stack.
  • Define key metrics for performance and quality, and instrument the product in order to continually improve on these metrics.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve the performance and scalability characteristics of the product.
  • Conduct reviews and obtain approvals with the key stakeholders.
  • Develop test strategy and plan including data build plan including task schedules and resource assignments.
  • Completion of Test execution and deliverables.
  • Review project requirements and define the test strategy.
  • Ensure that testers evaluate discrepancies between expected results and actual results of test execution.
  • Log defects in Defect tracking tool and well versed with Defect Management system.
  • Provide dashboard reporting and trend analysis.
  • Provide data build and test execution status reporting.
  • Collaborate with other test leads to help develop and improve existing test methodology and processes.
  • Coordinate test data conditioning.
  • Escalate testing issues to QA Test Manager.
  • Maintain Requirements Traceability Document.
  • Other testing duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 6-7years of experience leading IT projects.
  • Champion and roll out new QA methods (automation, risk based testing etc.) and tools at FRB.
  • Extensive SQL experience is a must. ETL/DW experience highly desired.
  • Experience with databases like Microsoft SQL Server is needed.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to seek inputs on process improvements and improve re-use of test assets.
  • Experience in reporting, regressing and reproducing software problems. 
  • Ability to estimate test schedule and report on test progress.
  • 8-10 years’ of experience in the Information Services field, focusing on QA activities and testing.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Must encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication required. Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Lead and manage a small team of engineers through project life cycle.
  • Defines, documents Quality Assurance testing processes, best practices and test governance.
  • Must be able to resolve conflict through negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation.
  • Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, comfortable presenting to large and small groups.
  • Knowledge of TFS Tool and JIRA is a plus.

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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