Lead Software Engineer

Boston, MA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Why be a Toaster?

"I work here because I think we are building a strong business the right way and I will get a chance to be a part of something special. I also enjoy working with the top talent we have in an open culture where I can make an impact." – Archie G, Engineering Manager

Toast is a rapidly growing startup building the first all-in-one restaurant management software platform. Toast’s Android tablet based system helps restaurants operate more efficiently and connect with their customer base in new and innovative ways. We’re growing fast and have a customer base comprised of cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs across the country. We work hard and care about our customers’ success and we have a lot of fun doing it. As a startup, we move fast and have a lot of opportunity for career growth, so if you’re passionate about your work and want to be in a fun and growing industry, join us!

Toast is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to play a critical role in evolving the architecture of our software platform, while mentoring a team of 3-5 engineers. Our software is used by restaurant staff every minute that a restaurant is open, from seating guests, to taking orders, to displaying orders in the kitchen. Toast’s overall ecosystem, contains an evolving set of Java microservices deployed to AWS, interacting with thousands of Android tablets using modern payments hardware. We deal with payments for processing, helping sync data across tablets, and functioning as a customer facing kiosk.

Some projects we’ve been recently working on include:

Build a kiosk that allows customers to place their own orders
A system that allows customers to take payments even while our primary credit card processor is offline
Discount Engine for our customers to configure complex discount rules
As a Team Lead for one of Toast’s Payments teams, you will:

Write code that reliably processes payments at scale, 24 hours a day
Architect systems that can scale to hundreds of thousands of customers
Collaborate with product management to define technical and product roadmaps
Lead the team to execute on complex projects that improve functionality and reliability for your customers
Mentor 3-5 engineers
If you’re someone that

wants to work on systems that are critical to customer success
enjoys devising technical solutions to solve complex business problems
communicates clearly up, down and across teams
can quickly hop into a new codebase and find your way around
has experience performing large, complicated migrations without breaking (too much) stuff
can balance getting things done with making things perfect
takes pride in mentoring other developers
likes to get involved deciding what gets built to solve for the customer and the company

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