Senior Software Engineer, Android Platform

| Greater Boston Area

“I work here because Toast gives us the opportunity to live on the cutting edge of the Android ecosystem. I get to push the boundaries of Android performance in both hardware and software. At Toast, I work on creative solutions to difficult challenges that most other Android apps will never face.” - Frank M., Staff Software Engineer

We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an unrivaled 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 shape 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 self-motivated individual who loves building great software. From our core application built on top of Android, to a Java microservice architecture on the back end, we focus on providing the infrastructure stability necessary so our complex distributed system "just works" while maintaining a well-designed user interface. We need a talented engineer on our Android Platform team to help build and maintain the highest quality product as our vision moves forward.

The Android Platform team’s mission is to make our Android codebase secure, reliable, and blazing fast so that our customers have a great experience with our devices. The team builds the core services in our Android code base and establishes the design patterns and practices that allow all of the Toast development teams to contribute great features to our apps. Join the Android Platform team to learn Android in-depth, code for performance, and drive our platform to architectural excellence.

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Leading investigation and adoption of the Kotlin programming language at Toast
  • Simplifying and improving our app’s user authentication model
  • Using RxJava to build maintainable asynchronous, event-based components
  • Instrumenting our apps to build an interactive metrics database
  • Eliminating performance and synchronization bottlenecks

As a senior software engineer on the Android Platform team, you will be:

  • Designing, building and maintaining high performance, flexible and highly scalable android code
  • Participating in designing, estimating effort, implementing, testing, debugging, configuring, integrating and documenting your projects
  • Diagnosing performance bottlenecks and implementing optimizations
  • Learning and advocating for Android development best practices across Toast
  • Participating in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements and mentoring other team members

Do you have the right ingredients? 

  • Interest in building a deeper understanding of using Android to build reliable apps
  • The ability to design interfaces and patterns that other developers can adopt
  • Excitement around improving architectural quality
  • Passion for building great software
  • The ability to get yourself unblocked, and the desire to be a lifelong learner

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.

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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.

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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
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