• Senior Network Engineer

    Job Locations
    US-CA-Walnut Creek
    Information Security
  • 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.


    The Senior Network engineer performs activities required to design, build, deploy and support the enterprise LAN/WAN network comprising over 70 sites nationwide and supporting branch operations, production datacenters, applications, telephone and video systems and other devices.


    • Identification, diagnosis, and resolution of network problems.
    • Configuration, deployment, and maintenance of network hardware and software components.
    • Configuration, deployment, and management of network monitoring.
    • Performance analysis and capacity planning for network circuits and devices.
    • Ensure network devices are configured and maintained in accordance with appropriate standards, best practices, and regulatory compliance requirements.  Utilize and follow the change management process for network changes.
    • Hardware installation and maintenance of network devices, including lifting up to 50lbs to heights of up to 6ft.
    • Configuration of firewalls and other network security infrastructure.
    • Provide Level 3 support to Network Operations for all LAN/WAN issues.
    • Effectively communicate both technical details and summarized impact analysis to Management.
    • Provide necessary network infrastructure support for day to day operations and appropriate disaster recovery procedures to support business continuity.
    • Keep abreast of new technologies and recommend adoption as appropriate.  Identify areas for automation or other process improvement.
    • Cross-train to enhance skill-set with peers and superiors.
    • Participate in team on-call rotation and provide support during project and operations related cutovers.
    • Ensure network equipment is upgraded in line with vendor recommended operating system.
    • Maintenance of asset information and other documentation.
    • 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. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)
    • Expert knowledge of Cisco networking equipment and software - Cisco CCNP or equivalent - with a minimum 5 years’ experience with design and deployment of enterprise LAN/WAN networks in mission-critical, 7x24 production environments
    • Solid understanding of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols
    • Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems and network environments
    • Extensive experience with both interior and exterior routing protocols, including OSPF, and BGP
    • Solid understanding of routing concepts and experience with BGP, GRE, IPSEC and other VPN technologies
    • Experience designing  and supporting high-availability networks in load-balanced, n-tier application environments
    • Experience supporting secure enterprise wireless networks; including Aruba knowledge and experience
    • Experience supporting IP-based voice and video systems, including QoS on both LAN and WAN infrastructure
    • Experience deploying and managing SNMP-based network monitoring tools
    • Good working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco  and Palo Alto Networks firewalls and security appliances including Junos SPACE
    • Familiarity with Cisco Telepresence on Tandberg hardware
    • Familiarity with Websense, NetBrain, InfoBlox, Riverbed, Splunk/ArcSight, AWS or other
    • Cloud Providers, F5 Loadbalancers, Akamai Know and Akamai Prolexic and VPN technologies.
    • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Team player
    • Provides extraordinary service
    • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values


    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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