Staff Software Engineer, Payment Acceptance

| Greater Boston Area

Toast is a rapidly growing startup building the first integrated restaurant management software platform providing an all-in-one system for handling orders, managing the kitchen, and providing analytics on the health of the business. We are one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S., and ranked third on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in November 2017. We move quickly and thus have lots of opportunities for career growth. If you’re passionate about your work and want to be in a fun and growing industry, join us!

The Payments teams at Toast operate one of the most critical portions of the Toast infrastructure: accepting payments from guests at restaurants. Payment processing is a key source of Toast’s revenue and also the lifeblood of our customers;: we process multiple millions of dollars in transactions per day. Our goal is stay on the cutting edge of consumer payment options.

One of our major recent projects has been in adding support for EMV with different card readers to our Android-based point-of-sale system, and ensuring that we pass all necessary certifications to submit payments reliably and securely.

As a staff software engineer at Toast you will:

  • Write code that is used for processing hundreds of thousands of payments per day, interfacing with multiple hardware reader platforms
  • Work closely with our Android Platform and other Payment teams to ensure seamless integration with our point-of-sale and backend
  • Master complex specifications, ranging from payment processing specifications to hardware manuals
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements
  • Provide design leadership and guidance to the team on how to build systems that solve current needs while being flexible to future changes
  • Effectively mentor and guide less experienced engineers

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • You value the success of the business and are able to design technical solutions to drive that success
  • You have experience working with product teams to plan for solutions that deliver good outcomes to our customer and the company
  • You want to remain close to the code and are comfortable making complex changes without breaking (too much) stuff
  • You demonstrate humility, empathy and respectfulness
  • You act as a force multiplier for teams you work with
  • You are able to balance getting things done with making things perfect
  • You have a strong understanding of cryptographic primitives and the hands-on experience applying building fault tolerant and secure applications

 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 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

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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