Staff Software Engineer, Orders

| Greater Boston Area

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 Principal Software Engineer to play a critical role on the team responsible for our Core Orders and Pricing workflows. The Toast system currently accepts orders from a number of different sources including our Android tablets (keyed by waitstaff), consumers (online orders) and partners (via our APIs). This code is executed multiple times by every single order that enters the system. We are dealing with problems of scale and representing billions of dollars in value to our customers. As we continue to grow, we expect the demands for orders and entry points into our system to increase rapidly. In order (pardon the pun) to meet these demands, we will need to build a system that is both increasingly extensible, robust, scalable and deliverable continuously. We need your help to improve our platform and add the next generation of features to this absolutely mission critical part of our product.

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Creating a unified Pricing Module to be shared across all clients powered by our system
  • Pluggable, modular, configurable Taxation Module to support a much wider variety of different tax codes (at the local / state level)
  • Re-architect how we deal with historical orders using immutable data; allowing archival of historical data to separate analytics data store
  • Tooling which allows for the running of millions of historical checks against new Pricing algorithms to compare differences
  • Expanding functionality of our APIs to support more and more clients

As a staff software engineer on the orders 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 designing accordingly
  • Surveying and evaluating available technology options
  • Actively contributing to product design and feature selection discussions
  • Participating in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements
  • Mentoring other team members

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • Proficient in Java
  • Well-versed in tiered web application architecture and databases
  • Passionate about building great software
  • A lifelong learner
  • Known for having a get unblocked attitude
  • Android experience is preferred
  • Microservices knowledge is desired
  • Previous exposure to a SaaS product is a plus
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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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