Toast: Principal Software Engineer, Core Orders
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

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Maura Grimes Toast
Edmund Korley Toast
Kendal Austin Toast

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Toast Overview:

We are a rapidly growing company thats 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:

Do you like to solve complex problems at scale? Toast is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to play a critical role on the team responsible for our Core Orders APIs and Pricing Algorithms. 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). Parts of this code are 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 weve been recently working on 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 Principal 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 for services which deal with hundreds of millions of requests
  • 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; Kotlin a plus
  • Well-versed in tiered web application architecture and databases
  • Passionate about building great software
  • A lifelong learner
  • Known for having a get unblocked attitude
  • Microservices knowledge is preferred
  • Previous exposure to a SaaS product is preferred
  • Android experience is a plus
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Maura Grimes Toast
Maura Grimes
Field Service Coordinator

"Ahh toast is awesome! The people, the culture, the bouncy balls, the crazy customers, the killer POS system, and the incredible talent floating through the air. "

Edmund Korley Toast
Edmund Korley
Software Engineer

"I've been participating in the Toast2Toast mentoring project. As a relatively new engineer at Toast, getting the opportunity to discuss technical (and other) topics with a mentor has been really valuable."

Kendal Austin Toast
Kendal Austin
Sr. Marketing Manager

"I have a degree in Marketing Communications and have worked in B2B technology my entire career. My background ranges from social media to paid programs to product marketing. I heard about Toast from a mentor and was connected with the co-founder on LinkedIn. As the second Marketing hire at Toast, I've had the opportunity to be a generalist as well as a specialist, moving where I was needed as the team grew."

Archie Grace Toast
Archie Grace
Engineering Manager

"I looked at a lot of start-ups during my last job search and Toast was by far the most exciting. It was instantly obvious to me how the product is useful to people and why someone might want to buy it. The proof of that has been in the way we have grown and the excitement we have already generated. However, what really excites me about the company is that I feel like we are just scratching the surface in terms of what we can accomplish. There are SO many untapped opportunities around our product and as we continue to grow, I am excited about being able to explore them more.​"