Staff Software Engineer, Team Lead, Payments Processing at Toast

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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’s payment processing platform today supports tens of thousands of restaurants each day, processing billions of dollars annually. This is a business critical system with many complex parts that we need to evolve and extend in order to support new products and additional scale.

As a Team Lead for Payments Platform you would be responsible for the success and impact of a small cross-functional team, and improving that team over time. We are looking for an experienced person to lead the team that is responsible for Toast’s payment processing platform. 

As a Team Lead at Toast you will:

  • Write code that is used for processing hundreds of thousands of payments per day. 
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the team on how to build systems that solve current needs while being flexible to future changes.
  • Be a force multiplier for the individuals on your team
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure seamless integration with our existing systems and external partners.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure implementations meet functional requirements.
  • Participate in on-call rotations and incident response
  • Guide the growth of two to four engineers, including mentoring, career development, and performance management.

Do you have the right ingredients? 

  • Significant experience working in a SaaS environment with microservices
  • Significant experience with JVM languages such as Java, Kotlin
  • An understanding of distributed systems concepts
  • Experience with some of the following beneficial but not required:
    • Java web frameworks such as Dropwizard or Spring Boot
    • Enterprise integration systems such as Apache Camel or Mule ESB
    • Messaging queuing systems such as Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Pulsar
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively up, down and across teams
  • Enjoy devising technical solutions to solve complex business problems
  • Can quickly hop into a new codebase and find your way around
  • Balance getting things done with making things perfect
  • Take pride in mentoring other developers
  • Like to get involved in deciding what gets built to solve for the customer and the company
  • A demonstrated history of self-improvement and learning

...we’d love to talk! 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and diverse viewpoints at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 

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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.
Toast values candidates with varied backgrounds — and these 3 employees prove it

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

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 some things you learned at the company?

Where should I start? For hard skills, I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would about Excel and Salesforce. I’ve also learned what it looks like when a company not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. We’ve been able to execute on what we’ve set out to do because we are willing to try new things, make mistakes, and learn from them.


Payments Relationship 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.

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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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
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
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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