Senior Digital Front-End Architect

Overview

At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, we believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued at First Republic. 
 
Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day. In Technology, we support First Republic’s employees and clients through the acquisition, integration and management of the Bank’s information technology systems and services. We drive innovation and explore emerging technologies so our people can be productive and focus on what matters most – providing extraordinary service.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior DigitalFront-End Architect, Digital Transformation, is focused on the architecture and implementation guidance for the Digital Front-End technologies that supports our next generation corporate banking platform. This individual will be working to establish the patterns and practices for Cloud Web Hosting, Micro Front-End, UI Toolkit and other digital cutting-edge technologies for Web and Mobile. The successful candidate will play the role of “Customer Obsession”, push the technology boundary, and deliver customer obsessed Digital Corporate Banking with measurable objectives and key results (OKRs).
 
What you’ll do as a Senior Digital Front-End Architect:
- Design and oversee the implementation of web and mobile experiences for FRB banking customers.
- Drive the digital front-end architecture and roadmap to improve customer Digital experience while optimizing development processes and code artifacts.
- Create transitional architectures required to transform legacy digital web and mobile experience to cutting edge solutions.
- Implement secure web and mobile applications by following and applying security best practices.
- Help solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally.
- Work alongside our team of technologists from FRB to create and deliver Digital web and mobile solutions that are integrated with vendor/partner solutions.
- Work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment-one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of FRB’s customers.
- Lead multiple teams from development to deployment - recruit, retain, coach, and inspire a diverse, high performing team and culture
- Document work for the team and for broader communication

Qualifications

You could be a great fit if you have:
 
- Technical expertise in at least one public cloud platform: AWS, Azure or GCP
- Expertise in multiple front-end web frameworks (React, Next, Angular).
- Expertise with NestJS framework.
- Expertise in client side authentication using OAuth 2.0 and OIDC as well as SAML.
- Expertise creating client-side JavaScript in Typescript.
- Expertise in securing web and mobile applications.
- Expertise in multiple modern programming languages and frameworks – JavaScript, React, NodeJS, Java, Spring Boot or Apache Kafka
- Proficiency in Cloud enabled architecture and design of high performing, secured Restful APIs or GraphQL.
- Experienced in container orchestration frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes
- Experience working in Agile environment with modern CI/CD and DevOps principles
- Solid background in Cloud-first environments and building cloud native platforms
- Executed technology modernization initiatives including migration to cloud native and API strategy
- Strategic thought leader who can craft a mission and strategy for a given space and inspire teams to deliver on it
- Hand-on, "roll up your sleeves" collaborative style of working
- Mastery of application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
- Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices
- Keen understanding of financial control and budget management
- Expertise in working in in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals, and passionate about building an innovative culture
- Previous experience in Secrets/Vaulting or Identity and Access Management solutions is a major plus
 
Experience & Education
- Strong technical background
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent field or equivalent work experience
- 10+ years implementing secure web and mobile applications.
- Leadership in growing team expertise to align with demand and business and technology direction; assess team capabilities, identify ways to provide and enhance value delivered
- The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the ability to manage time effectively, coordinate multiple priorities, successfully resolve complex matters, easily understand processes/workflows, identify risks, and effectively tailor their communication (written/verbal) to their audience in a clear and concise manner
- Readiness to work independently and often autonomously in the management of teams and operational disciplines and develop strategic thinking and planning in work plan execution
- Must be eligible for employment under regulatory standards applicable to the position
 
Job Demands:
- Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
- Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.
 
Own your work and your career — apply now
Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.
 
We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.
 
We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.
 
If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.
 
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In this regard, the Company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in order to enable them to perform all essential job functions, unless doing so creates an undue hardship.
 
First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.
 
For New York City-based roles: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that, effective December 27, 2021, all private sector employers?in New York City will be required to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend work in the office. Reasonable Medical or Religious Accommodations may be requested if applicable to you. Please view New York’s Guidance on Accommodations for Workers for more information.
 
Employer-provided
Estimated pay range in New York, NY
Exact compensation may vary based on factors permitted under applicable law
Base salary
$160,000/yr - $220,000/yr

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