First Republic Bank

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Technical Delivery Director

Technical Delivery Director

ID 
2018-5843
Job Locations 
US-CA-San Francisco
Category 
Information Services

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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.

Responsibilities

The Technical Delivery Director will manage a large initiative at First Republic Bank. The Technical Delivery Director will specialize in multiple areas, should be extremely adaptable, and will demonstrate the ability to manage a team of up to 25 resources, delivering multiple highly complex projects/solutions.   The role will be the ultimate owner of scope, requirements, technology delivery governance, design, testing, timeline, and budget.  The role requires exceptional communication skills and an ability to build and maintain working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved. The Technical Delivery Director will be a visible and influential people leader, able to inspire, guide and train resources.   

 

In addition to these more general cross functional responsibilities, the Technical Delivery Manager will also be responsible for the following:

 

  • Serves as the technical product manager delivering on the suite of projects/initiative; defines and manages all aspects of technical delivery including scope, budget, financial forecasting and scheduling. 
  • Leads and manages all resources in the related product area.
  • Determines resource requirements and procures resources; manages contract project and/or program resources.
  • Facilitates impact analyses of current/existing technologies on the program.
  • Manages vendor relationship management for project-related vendors; supports enterprise vendor management standards and coordinates initial contracts, contract renewals, and addenda to contracts with key project vendors.
  • Supports management in data gathering for regulatory and third party reviews

Qualifications

Education / work experience:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree preferred
  • Fifteen or more years of people management experience and demonstrated success.  .
  • Ten or more years of experience in IT leadership in banking business.
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert within his or her specified field of expertise. Business Process Management Solution experiences a plus. 
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver technical solutions.
  • Requires demonstrated knowledge in system integration and management.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to build relationships at all levels of the enterprise including external vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and strategic thinking under a minimum of supervision.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

 

Professional skill / competency:

  • Expert at managing by influence to achieve goals through departments and staff not directly in a reporting relationship.
  • Strong business orientation with broad experience with banking processes, technology and change initiatives.
  • Understands business processes, appropriate application of technology in supporting those processes, and the common technical complexity / considerations when evaluating new products or process options.
  • Skilled at identifying and evaluating existing operations and new developments and gauging appropriate opportunities for the business.
  • Focus on development of organizational capabilities and resources to support continuous evolution of a more competitive and profitable Bank

 

Leadership skill / competency:

  • Demonstrated leadership, planning, and managerial skills with ability to contribute broadly at any level.
  • Pragmatic with an ability to generate trust and build alliances across business and functional lines.
  • Consistently demonstrates and follows high standards of integrity in business decision-making.

 

Personal skill / competency

  • Strategic perspective and business acumen. 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.
  • Communication skills. Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of settings and styles; is effective in a variety of formal presentation and meeting settings; commands attention and can manage group process during presentation/ discussion.
  • Change management. Gains support for change by providing context and responding with sensitivity to concerns; takes initiative to recommend/ develop innovative approaches to getting things done.
  • Negotiation skills. Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with internal and external groups; can be both direct and diplomatic.
  • Peer relationships. Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration.

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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