Software Engineer - Publishing

| Greater Boston Area

We’re not your traditional tech company and we don’t aim to be. Going against the grain is in our DNA. Building a revolutionary product begins with revolutionary thinking. That’s why we value diversity of thought, background and experience. Together, we empower restaurants of all sizes to build great teams, increase revenue, improve operations, and delight their guests. We pair our deep understanding of the restaurant industry with powerful cloud based software and restaurant-grade hardware to deliver an intuitive all-in-one platform. Join us on our mission to empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive. 

Do you like to solve complex problems at scale? Toast is looking for a key Software Engineer on the team responsible for owning and building the next generation of our publishing system. Our publishing system acts is the bridge between our web based restaurant configurations and the tablets that use those configurations every day for every single transaction. Our system is currently used daily in thousands of restaurants across tens of thousands of devices. We need help in embarking on a ground-up rewrite of this system with the goal of increasing our scale by orders of magnitude. The new version of this system will also support a multitude of new publishing features such as selective publishing, effective dates, and rollbacks.

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Introduction and scale of a new microservice to encapsulate and consolidate access to the published data and our Restaurant Graph structure across all of our microservices
  • Design of registration and editing endpoints for schemas which all configurations will use 
  • End-to-end prototype of our next generation stack for editing and managing configurations in React, GraphQL, and Protocol Buffers

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

  • Working with senior engineers and leadership to define and scope high-impact platform improvements 
  • hands-on code contributions working on a team of 2-4 software engineers, delivering results at a high level of quality
  • Helping to define monitoring, deployment, and elevation strategies for your team’s production services

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • Proficient in Java, Kotlin or other object oriented languages
  • Proficient with traditional databases and alternative data stores
  • Proficient in schema-first technologies such as Protocol Buffers
  • Experience delivering high quality, reliable services to production
  • Excellent cross-team communication skills on complex technical topics  
  • Empathy for users, both internal (other Toast teams) and external (our restaurants)
  • Passionate about building great software
  • Prior experience with distributed systems, microservices and capacity planning is a plus


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • 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.
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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 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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