Toast: Software Engineer Co-op: Spring 2020
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

Employee Testimonials

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:

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?

  • Currently enrolled in an academic program
  • 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

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. 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.

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.​"