Senior Software Engineer (Android Platform)

| Greater Boston Area

Why be a Toaster?

“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

Toast is a rapidly growing startup building the first all-in-one restaurant management software platform. Toast’s Android tablet based system helps restaurants operate more efficiently and connect with their customer base in new and innovative ways. For example, our portable tablets allow waitstaff to enter orders directly to the kitchen, reducing guest wait time and allowing the restaurant to turn over tables faster. If you’re a passionate software engineer looking to grow professionally and make an impact, join us!

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

If you’re someone that is:

  • Interested in building a deeper understanding of using Android to build reliable apps
  • Able to design interfaces and patterns that other developers can adopt
  • Excited by improving architectural quality
  • Passionate about building great software
  • A lifelong learner and has the ability to get themselves unblocked

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of and grow your career with, we want to talk to you!

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.
401 Park Dr Suite 801 , Boston, MA 02215

Insider's spotlight

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

What does your typical day look like?

Most mornings I take a second stab at a problem from the day before. With a good night of sleep I can look at things in a new light. If I’m still blocked, I’ll pair with someone after lunch. I love pairing with my teammates. Each of them offer something different and there are no egos on the table which creates an amazing learning environment.

Lisa Pan

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.

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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