The bank for a changing world

IT Application Engineer Cons




United States-California-San Ramon

Job function




What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values-straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management.


Position Summary

Initiates projects to improve efficiency and streamline processing.  Identifies areas in need of efficiency improvement and streamline potential through automation.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Provides technical expertise in the examination and definition of objectives for existing or proposed systems and in the design of improved systems utilizing information services.  Provides technical expertise to staff including interpretation of specifications.
  2. Evaluates and recommends various technical solutions to meet requirements.  Develops proposals including systems, consulting services, benefits and costs.  Provides system configurations and interface strategies.
  3. Evaluates technologies and business strategy to develop IT applications strategic direction.
  4. Develops and documents project plans, budgets, and schedules.
  5. Performs problem solving on most complex projects and issues.
  6. Researches new developments in hardware and software.  Maintains currency in techniques and tools enabling system proficiencies and performance improvements.
  7. Provides project management and team oversight for large and complex projects.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications



Required Education or Equivalent Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in IS, Computer Science or a related field required

Required Experience

  • 8 – 10 years information technology experience


Administrative/Technical Skills/ Other Information

  • Requires an expert understanding of application systems and strong knowledge of all major business functions
  • Has expert knowledge of business systems, and has specific knowledge of the functions supported as well as their associated functions.
  • Strong project management and team building skills
  • Practiced ability to analyze, develop and implement complex programming solutions necessary.

Level Supervised

  • Leads medium to large teams and projects of major scope and complexity

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.   Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.


Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.