Senior Software Engineer (Publishing)

| Boston

Why be a Toaster?

"I work here because I think we are building a strong business the right way and I will get a chance to be a part of something special. I also enjoy working with the top talent we have in an open culture where I can make an impact." - Archie G, Engineering Manager

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 love 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 Publishing team to help build and maintain the highest quality product as our vision moves forward.

The publishing system is leveraged by more than just our menu, allowing changes to be published to our platform for a single restaurant; a group of locations; or all locations in a restaurant group. We are investigating different technologies and building out a platform that can easily support multiple location accounts. From one day to the next, the publishing system will have the ability push a small change to a single location for their locally sourced menu specials, to staging an update across all menus for multiple locations in a chain safely and quickly.

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Adopting event sourcing and CQRS into the Android application
  • Async publishing and a bi-directional synchronization solution with webhooks implementation of menu data to a large partner integration
  • A publicly exposed API owning production deploys, monitoring and implementation
  • Allowing pricing overrides while keeping the rest of the menu the same

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

  • Designing, building and maintaining high performance, flexible and highly scalable web and mobile applications
  • Participating in designing, estimating effort, implementing, testing, debugging, configuring, integrating and documenting database, middle-tier and front-end code
  • Diagnosing performance bottlenecks and implementing optimizations
  • Thinking in terms of the end-user and contributing to product design and feature selection discussions
  • Participating in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements and mentoring other team members

If you’re someone that is:

  • Well-versed in tiered web application architecture and databases
  • Passionate about building great software
  • A lifelong learner and has the ability to get themselves unblocked

Bonus Points (but not necessary):

  • Java
  • Microservices
  • SaaS
  • NoSQL datastores

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

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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

Perks of working here

401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
Volunteering Opportunities
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