• API Developer

    ID
    2018-5897
    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Category
    Information Services
  • Overview

    As part of the Information Services team, the Wealth Management Technology Team drives the vision to create an industry leading, client-centric wealth technology experience. The team is looking for forward thinking, action oriented individuals to help drive the implementation and development of innovative, cutting-edge solutions. 


    This position reports to the Web development Lead and supports development and implementation of Wealth Management’s technology roadmap. This role has a key responsibility within First Republic to ensure that our client experience within Wealth Management maintains the highest standards of the Bank.  He/she must be a highly motivated, quality driven developer for the team. The API developer will consistently deliver solutions meeting the highest standards. This position requires knowledge and experience with JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, Angular, RESTful API development, ES6, Typescript as well as experience in detailed requirements analysis, software design, development, testing, and deployment. While strategic thinking and coordination are important elements of this role, this individual will be required to take a very hands-on role with requirements, design, development, testing, deliverable preparation and other related activities across various IS groups.

    Responsibilities

    • Work on end-to-end (conception, development, maintenance and evolution) implementation of wealth management technology solutions.  Includes working as an effective liaison between the front office, business units, operations and other technology groups to ensure that client needs are addressed while maintaining alignment to the Bank’s goals and strategy.
    • Drive technical excellence and implementation of best engineering practices.
    • Provide design to deliver engaging, innovative, and client-centric wealth management technology solutions.
    • Define systems architecture, design techniques and development standards to support cross-functional, multi-system solutions that scale and are flexible to meet the future needs of the organization.
    • Review other developers’ solutions and assure adherence to the highest quality standards.
    • Oversee the design, scoping, implementation, and testing in short agile release cycles of in-house development and vendor implementations end-to-end.
    • Perform prioritized planning and execution of the product development and release schedules while iteratively defining & refining development processes as the team grows.
    • Deep understanding of Synchronous / Asynchronous communication patterns and problem solving abilities with respect to Message Sequencing, Correlation, and Queuing

    Qualifications

    Experience & Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree preferred
    • 5 + years of experience delivering enterprise solutions to financial services organizations as a hands-on engineer developing complex systems architecture
    • JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, Angular, RESTful API framework, ES6, Typescript.
    • TDD & Unit test experience using Jasmine, Mocha, Chai, Karma

     

    Professional Skills/Competency

    • Have strong experience in enterprise application integration including SOA, BPM, APIs, Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), Micro Services, Containerization (Open Shift Containers, Kubernetes and etc.)
    • Have experience with using JSON, XML, XSD and other data payload formats
    • Hands on Experience in Linux, Oracle database and Middleware technologies (Mule soft, Kafka, Lambda)
    • Hand on experience working with API gateway solutions (Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint platform, AWS API Gateway)
    • Hands on experience working with languages like Javascript, Node.js, Java, GraphQL
    • Expert level understanding of REST/SOAP paradigm and sync vs Async integration design and architecture
    • Experience with AWS Cloud
    • Have experience in DevOps stack (CI & CD) and other dependency management and build tools such as Jenkins, Gradle, Maven, Ant and Ivy
    • Strong experience with NoSQL and relational data stores
    • Working experience on Application Architecture and System Integration
    • Experience on developing Architect blueprints
    •  Experience with delivering enterprise design patterns and end to end solution for mission critical highly available and scalable application involving vendors, custom development and matrixed IS organization
    • Organized and capable of managing multiple complex projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality, and comfortable working with dynamically evolving requirements
    • Strong business orientation with broad experience in wealth management processes and change initiatives
    • Skilled at identifying and evaluating existing operations and new developments and gauging appropriate opportunities for the business
    • Focused on development/ improvement of products and services to support continuous evolution of a more competitive and profitable Bank
    • Deep understanding of Enterprise Frameworks

     

    Personal Skills/Competency

    • A positive, enthusiastic attitude and the ambition to tackle challenging issues
    • 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; understands how the Bank works, competes, serves clients, and generates shareholder value
    • Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with internal and external groups; can be both direct and diplomatic
    • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is a team player and encourages collaboration

     

    Mental/Physical Requirement

    • 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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