Software Engineer Intern: Summer 2020

| Greater Boston Area

Toast Overview:

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.

Job Overview:

Toast is looking for self-motivated individuals who love building great software and want to have fun while doing it. We work extensively with Android, iOS, and web front ends, where we work hard to provide a well-designed user interface for our customers. Our infrastructure runs in Amazon Web Services where we run Java microservices in Docker containers; our customers rely on us to keep this infrastructure fast and stable so that their point-of-sale system "just works", despite being a complex distributed system. We need talented engineers to build and maintain the highest quality product as our vision moves forward.

What you will do:

  • Work on a small team of 3-6 engineers, responsible for entire modules of the Toast product
  • Build, and maintain high performance, flexible, and highly scalable web and mobile applications
  • Participate in designing, estimating effort, implementing, testing, debugging, configuring, integrating and documenting database, middle-tier and front-end code
  • Diagnose performance bottlenecks and implement optimizations
  • Think in terms of the end-user and design accordingly
  • Actively contribute to product design and feature selection discussions
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements 

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • Deep Java development experience
  • Mobile software development experience, preferably with Android
  • Well-versed in tiered web application architecture and databases
  • Proficient in the web front-end basics - HTML, CSS and JavaScript

 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. The main Toast POS application is an Android application written in Java and Kotlin. Our backend services follow a microservice architecture written using Java 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 moving towards React and ES6. 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
    • 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.
Toast values candidates with varied backgrounds — and these 3 employees prove it
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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
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)
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
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
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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