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Electrical Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Company Description

Toast’s mission is to empower the restaurant community to delight their guests, do what they love, and thrive. Toast is a powerful and easy to use all-in-one restaurant platform that helps the restaurants do what they love, which is to create delicious food, provide unrivaled service, and delight their guests in new and innovative ways. Along the way, we have helped our customers grow their business and thrive.

Toast has a rapidly growing customer base comprised of cafes, restaurants, bars & nightclubs. We are passionate about how to help our customers grow their business and how to provide a best in class user experience. We strive to bring the best designs and products to our users. The design team works hand in hand with the Product and Engineering teams to steer and guide the process of developing new and improved products from conception to launch.

Position Summary: 
As an electrical HW engineer, you participate in the design, analysis, and prototyping of new products. You’ll work in a product-oriented development environment and collaborate with suppliers and outside sources to design and deliver products through production.

We are in a very competitive field, so we need you to innovate and develop iconic computing devices for the fast-paced POS hardware field. You’ll need to have a solid electrical design background, as well as familiarity with fast-paced development lifecycles. You will be expected to work closely with cross functional teams in operations, product development, program management and hardware to define and deliver outstanding products. We empower small teams to do a lot in a fast-paced work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop electrical hardware components used within of our next generation POS devices and subsystems.
  • Oversee suppliers and design partners in developing designs and electronic systems from concept to production. 
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team to deliver world class devices. 
  • Develop and test electronic hardware against requirements with high accountability while managing risks and minimizing changes to the design.
  • Contribute expertise to the electrical hardware selection process to meet overall product goals.
  • Support reliability issues related to products that are in the field and being used by our customers.
  • Diagnose electrical systems failures using established procedures or by creating new means of addressing customer technical issues.

Knowledge & Experience:

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in electrical/computer engineering.
  • Demonstrated excellence collaborating across project teams. 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience with consumer, enterprise, and/or handheld product design. 
  • Strong hands on experience debugging system-level issues.
  • Knowledge of embedded system design and hardware components such as: signal integrity design and validation, ARM based chipsets, touch screen display types, LCD/LED touchscreens, system power design, analog and audio components.
  • Experience with 3G, 4G, Wi-fi and BT systems
  • Understanding of various communication channels, including but not limited to RS232, USB, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, I2S, and SDIO.
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, waveform generators, laboratory power supplies is required.
  • Ability to supervise, review, and influence PCB designs.
  • Experience with data collection/analysis methodologies and tools.
  • Proven track record as a hardware design engineer on projects that were successfully released.
  • Expertise in all phases of systems analysis, the hardware development process and functional engineering principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical leadership skills.
  • Experience with EE CAD tools for schematic design, simulation, and PCB layout review.
  • Experience supporting overseas manufacturing builds.
  • Shipped multiple products.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering.
  • 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of the POS industry is a plus.
  • Experience with Jira/Confluence.
  • Experience with Android based devices.
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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’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office has both a relaxed but productive vibe. You'll see people with their heads down working, but you'll also see people hanging out and collaborating in open spaces. There's a good balance between work and play. When I'm not heads down coding, you'll find me playing guitar or hanging out in the Toast Pub.

Gabe Gonzalez

Software Engineer

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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
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
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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