Engineering Manager, Data Platform

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Now, more than ever, the Toast team is committed to our customers. We’re taking steps to help restaurants navigate these unprecedented times with technology, resources, and community. Our focus is on building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love. And because our technology is purpose-built for restaurants, by restaurant people, restaurants can trust that we’ll deliver on their needs for today while investing in experiences that will power their restaurant of the future.

Are you bready* for a change?

The Data Platform is a key component of Toast’s infrastructure responsible for normalization of operational records for tens of thousands of restaurants and integration of records across diverse microservices. The Data Platform team is building a massively-scalable data plane on AWS using Spark, Avro and Parquet to meet this challenge.

As an Engineering Manager for the Data Platform team you will lead the team’s work on building and maintaining our scalable, high performance infrastructure. This hands-on role will enable you to make a significant business impact by driving the work of a small and capable team while making your own technical contribution. You will be responsible for the overall success of the team in delivering customer-centric business outcomes.

About this roll*: (Responsibilities)

  • Create relevant, timely and realistic development plans for the Data Platform team based on product management roadmaps and architecture strategy. Collaborate with engineers, PMs and key stakeholders in multiple lines of business within Toast. 
  • Track execution of development plans using Agile methodologies and work with the team on continuous improvement of our development practices and most importantly, increasing the business impact 
  • Collaborate cross functionally on business critical projects to ensure end-to-end  adoption of the data platform
  • Directly contribute to creating new Data Platform functionality by applying best practices and enabling the team, by ensuring that architecture, designs and test plans are complete
  • Guide professional development and career advancement of the engineers on the team 

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • 2+ experience managing engineering teams in systems / platform domain 
  • 5+ years of experience in Java or another JVM based language with object-oriented and functional components
  • Distributed systems experience, ideally within a cloud-based microservice-style deployment. (Familiarity with DynamoDB, S3, Kafka, Docker and/or Spark is a plus)
  • Proven track record of delivering integration work in complex, cross-functional environments 
  • Former teammates who rave about your ability to clearly communicate, empathize with the customer, and provide constructive and friendly feedback when there is room for improvement.

*Bread puns encouraged but not required

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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.
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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

Associate Technical Sourcer, Previously: 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 some things you learned at the company?

Where should I start? For hard skills, I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would about Excel and Salesforce. I’ve also learned what it looks like when a company not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. We’ve been able to execute on what we’ve set out to do because we are willing to try new things, make mistakes, and learn from them.

Matt

Payments Relationship 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
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Remote Work Program
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
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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