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Business Solutions Architect, San Francisco, California

Created 05/04/2021
Reference 2021-11704
Category Not set
Country United States
State California
City San Francisco
Zip 94102
Salary Competitive
At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. 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 here.

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

The Credit Approval & Administration team provides education, guidance, and best practices related to First Republic's credit culture and policy. Our team includes members of the Executive Loan Committee and Credit Administration who approve and monitor loans in accordance with our credit culture and policy.

The solution architect is responsible for the design of applications and services within Credit. The ideal candidate will have a balanced mix of technical and business skills and will work with Credit, Business Banking, Eagle Lending, and Lending Technology for strategic direction. The primary focus of the role is ensuring that technical decisions positively impact business outcomes.

This role requires outstanding people and process skills. You must be adept at explaining complex problems in laymen's terms and tailoring your communication for your audience. Your priority will be understanding and conveying the business' processes to create a cohesive vision of a usable business solution. This is a high-visibility, high-impact role with an opportunity to advance.

What you'll do as a Business Solutions Architect:
  • Develop and maintain business process and technology inventory for Credit.
  • Analyze current technologies used within the organization and identify redundancies, gaps and/or risks.
  • Develop roadmaps for business owned technology.
  • Maintain awareness of technologies used throughout First Republic Bank to identify potential for re-use.
  • Work closely with technology partners and vendors to ensure business solutions are meeting the needs of the business.
  • Propose and establish framework to capture input from partners and stakeholders for each business-owned solution.
  • Work closely with project management teams to successfully monitor requirements, system design, and progress of initiatives.
  • Identify and communicate risks and issues on active projects.
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions.


You could be a great fit if you have:
  • 5+ years of Commercial Lending/Credit domain experience.
  • 10+ years prior experience in DevOps, business analysis, project, and product management.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience.
  • Systems analysis and process design experience with ability to write requirements/user stories, develop use cases, process flows, and test scripts. Agile experience preferred.
  • Outstanding communication skills, effective in a variety of settings both formal and informal.
  • Comfortable leading and gaining consensus and support from a team.
  • High proficiency with MS Excel, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint and common project analysis and presentation tools.
  • Demonstrated eagerness to improve process while maintaining flexibility and complying with standards.
  • Familiarity with First Republic Bank culture and structure is a plus.

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 take initiative and make decisions? 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. Come join us!

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.
Employer First Republic Bank

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