Toast: Staff Software Engineer- Android Team Lead - Payment Acceptance
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

Employee Testimonials

Maura Grimes Toast
Edmund Korley Toast
Kendal Austin Toast

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We are a rapidly growing company thats 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.

The Payments teams at Toast operate one of the most critical portions of the Toast infrastructure: accepting payments from guests at restaurants. Payment processing is a key source of Toasts revenue and also the lifeblood of our customers; we process multiple millions of dollars in transactions per day. Our goal is to stay on the cutting edge of consumer payment options and give the restaurant staff and guests a fast and seamless payment experience. We are looking for an experienced Android engineer to lead the team to our next level of growth.

Some of our major recent projects include:

  • Adding support for EMV with different card readers to our Android-based point-of-sale system
  • Enabling our app to display both on guest facing and staff facing displays
  • Improving the overall quality of our codebase through adopting model-view-presenter and Kotlin

As a Staff Engineer on the payments acceptance team, you will:

  • Write code that is used for processing hundreds of thousands of payments per day, interfacing with multiple hardware reader platforms
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure seamless integration with our point-of-sale and backend
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure implementations meet functional requirements
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the team on how to build systems that solve current needs while being flexible to future changes
  • Guide the growth of two to four engineers, including mentoring, career development, and performance management

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • Respectful, empathetic, and humble
  • Comfort working on systems that are critical to customer success
  • Can communicate clearly up, down and across teams,
  • Enjoyment in devising technical solutions to solve complex business problems
  • Sharing industry advancements trends and future directions to contribute to the knowledge base of the team
  • Ability to quickly hop into a new codebase and find your way around
  • Interest in balancing getting things done with making things perfect
  • Pride in mentoring other developers
  • Like getting involved in deciding what gets built to solve for the customer and the company.

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 clusters as well as direct tablet communication to the back end.


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.​"