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Sr. Software Engineer, Kitchen & Ordering Workflow

| Greater Boston Area

We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an extraordinary commitment to customer success. We help restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences through our platform that combines restaurant point of sale, guest-facing technology, and award-winning customer support. As a Toaster, you will be challenged to take on meaningful projects that will help craft the future of the company. Join us as we empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive.

Toast is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to play a meaningful role on the team responsible for the main kitchen and ordering workflows which get food to the diners. Our features are used by every employee at Toast-powered restaurants, whether they’re a server taking an order, a cook preparing an entree, or a manager reviewing their sales reports. We ensure that these operations work smoothly and seamlessly as our platform scales, even if the tablets are not able to connect to Toast’s backend services. We need your help to improve our product and add the next generation of features used daily by thousands of restaurants.

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Re-architecting data models that track kitchen tickets to address issues syncing data between the tablets and our backend servers
  • Instrumenting and stress-testing our Kitchen Display Screen to set internal benchmarks for performance
  • Allowing servers to bulk administer checks to another server at the end of their shift
  • Optimizing kitchen workflows by routing complex menu items and printed tickets, based on prep times, to their respective kitchen prep stations (i.e. making sure all of your entree items are timed correctly in the kitchen, so your food arrives at the right temperature)

As a senior software engineer on the kitchen and ordering workflows team, you will be:

  • Crafting, building and maintaining high performance, flexible and highly scalable mobile applications
  • Collaborating in all aspects of SLDC
  • Diagnosing performance bottlenecks and implementing optimizations
  • Thinking in terms of our end-users; servers, chefs, short order cooks and food runners
  • Surveying and evaluating available technology options
  • Actively contributing to product design and feature selection discussions
  • Participating in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements
  • Mentoring other team members

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • Proficient in Java
  • Well-versed in the android ecosystem
  • Passionate about building great software
  • An interest and commitment to continuous learning
  • Known for having a get unblocked attitude

Our Tech Stack

Toast’s products run on a stack that ranges from guest and restaurant-facing Android tablets to backend services in Java to internal, guest-facing and restaurant-facing web apps. Our backend services follow a microservice architecture written using Java 8 and DropWizard; we use AWS extensively, ranging from S3 to RDS to Lambda. We have our own platform for dealing with user management, service elevations and robust load balancing. Toast stores data in a set of sharded Postgres databases and utilizes Apache Spark for large scale data workloads including query and batch processing. The front-end is built primarily using Angular and ES6. The main Toast POS application is an Android application written in Java and Kotlin. For data between tablets and our cloud platform we operate RabbitMQ clusters as well as direct tablet communication to the back end.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularjsLibraries
    • ES6Libraries

Location

Toast is headquartered in the heart of Fenway. Catch a Sox game, grab a bite, and stroll through one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Boston.

An Insider's view of Toast

What are some social events your company does?

Toast puts a major focus on culture and centers its events around keeping Toasters engaged and social. In the past 6 months alone, we’ve had a competitive field day, a summer appreciation event (with a bonfire, food, drinks, and music), and a fall cookout where we had a pig roast and potluck. One of our own employees even performed with his band.

Brittany Rothstein

Training Content Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I began as an implementation engineer, moved into instructional design, and now I am in my dream role as a product manager. This is afforded because Toast fosters a culture where experts in their domains are eager to give you a masterclass in what they do – you only need to ask and be willing to learn. This is the best perk when working at Toast.

Sean Park

Product Manager

What are Toast Perks + Benefits

Toast Benefits Overview

Toast strives to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total reward package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet our employees’ changing needs.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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