Software Team Lead, Discounts

| Greater Boston Area

We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an extraordinary 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 craft 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 Senior Software Engineer to play a leadership role on the team responsible for owning and evolving the way discounts apply to guest checks. Discounting is largely centered around a highly configurable, powerful Rules Engine, used to determine the eligibility of a discount. This team owns code that spans across our entire stack from our Android Point of Sale system, to backend microservices, to frontend configuration pages. It is used daily in thousands of restaurants across tens of thousands of devices. We need help in evolving our architecture to support ever more complex new features, and best-in-class monitoring as we scale to orders of magnitude our current size!

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Functionality to trigger the discount based on the name or type of an ordered item
  • Validation of configuration structures across production in order to enforce a better structure (and evolve to new structures)
  • Complete re-architecture of the core engine code to be more portable across different platforms
  • Live differential analysis tool to compare production requests from the “current” version of the code with that of a “new” version of the code to spot differences before the “new” code goes live

As a software team lead on the discounts team, you will be:

  • Working with our CTO, Chief Architect, and Platform PMs to define and scope high-impact platform improvements
  • Leading a team of 2-4 software engineers to deliver results at a high level of quality
  • Making hands-on code contributions to your team’s projects
  • Defining monitoring, deployment, and elevation strategies for your team’s production services
  • Mentoring and developing team members

Do you have the right ingredients?

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

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’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

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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