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

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Maura Grimes Toast
Edmund Korley Toast
Kendal Austin Toast

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Were not your traditional tech company and we dont aim to be. Going against the grain is in our DNA. Building a revolutionary product begins with revolutionary thinking. Thats why we value diversity of thought, background and experience. Together, we empower restaurants of all sizes to build great teams, increase revenue, improve operations, and delight their guests. We pair our deep understanding of the restaurant industry with powerful cloud based software and restaurant-grade hardware to deliver an intuitive all-in-one platform. Join us on our mission to 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 building our eCommerce platform and associated integration technologies. This platform enables restaurants to discover and order Toast products and services on the web. We at Toast believe a great e-commerce experience is a critical part of delivering a frictionless self-service experience for ordering Toast products to the restaurants we serve. We are combining Magento eCommerce platform with integrations to standard enterprise systems such as ERP (Netsuite), CRM (Salesforce) and Marketing automation (Marketo) to deliver a seamless experience for our customers, business operations, sales, and customer success teams. These systems play a critical role in how we engage and maintain high quality relationships with the restaurants we serve.

About this roll*:

  • Working with our CTO, Chief Architect, VP of business systems and other senior technical and product managers to define and drive API and integration standards
  • Implementation and scaling of our eCommerce platform with a cross-functional team of collaborators
  • Designing, building and maintaining high performance, flexible and highly scalable web and mobile-web single-page applications for the web using ReactJS
  • Collaborating with our business applications team to design and implement best practices for integration with standard enterprise applications including ERP (NetSuite), and CRM (Salesforce)
  • Working in cloud native system (AWS) using a mix of programming languages including Javascript, Kotlin and Java
  • Thinking in terms of the end-user and designing accordingly
  • Participating in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements
  • Mentoring other team members

Do you have the right ingredients*?

  • You value the success of the business and are able to design technical solutions to drive that success
  • Experience in integrating large systems together to produce a single user experience that delights our customers
  • You want to remain close to the code and are comfortable making complex changes without breaking (too much) stuff
  • Willingness to interact with multiple backend systems (Magento, NetSuite, Salesforce, etc) and programming languages, from PHP to Kotlin
  • 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

*Bread puns encouraged, not required

Our Tech Stack

Toasts 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 and Pulsar clusters, as well as direct tablet communication to the back end. We are introducing the Magento platform into our tech stack with our e-commerce investments.

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.​"