Principal Software Engineer (Technical Design Lead): International Growth Team

Dublin, IE

Job Description / Skills Required

Now, more than ever, the Toast team is committed to our customers. We’re taking steps to help restaurants navigate these unprecedented times with technology, resources, and community. Our focus is on building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love. And because our technology is purpose-built for restaurants, by restaurant people, restaurants can trust that we’ll deliver on their needs for today while investing in experiences that will power their restaurant of the future. 

What is our Mission

Toast has grown to be a leading hospitality software company in the US and is now setting its sights on the global stage. To achieve that we are forming a team with the singular focus of enabling restaurants outside the US to gain the great benefits of Toasts Software and Hardware technologies. We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to drive the internationalisation of our technology. Enabling us to rapidly expand into new markets and create innovative capabilities that enable us to iterate quickly and delight our customers.

About This Roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Drive the vision for how we do internationalization across R&D, enabling rapid market expansion.
  • Create and champion best practices for internationalization, reducing the cognitive burden on teams so they can maximize their productivity. 
  • Document solution design, write & review code, test and rollout solutions to production, capturing & actioning customer feedback to iteratively enhance customer experience
  • Collaborate with technical leaders to optimise for solution design performance, flexibility and scalable, including enablement of multi-product & engineering teams on a common framework & platform
  • Collaborate with UX, Product Management, QA and partner engineering teams to build best-in-class solutions in a complex and fast-moving environment

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Qualities & Essential Skills)

  • Expert in delivering high quality, reliable services to production using Java, Kotlin or other object oriented language(s)
  • Experience leading the build and scale of mission critical platform components 
  • Experience of tackling complex and ambiguous problems, communicate clearly with others to solve the problem, and share knowledge to help the whole team succeed
  • Passionate about making users happy and seeing people use your product in the wild.
  • Experience assessing vendors and contributing to their selection.
  • Proficient in balancing getting things done with platform stability
  • Experience with internationalization of software

What we use to make our dish: (Our Tech Stack)

  • A core of Java & Kotlin based backend services.
  • React SPAs leveraging Tailwind, GraphQL and Storybook.
  • Android app built in Java & Kotlin running in the restaurant.
  • PostgresQL and Dynamodb as core persistence.
  • Pulsar, Camel and RabbitMQ for message-based integrations.
  • And many more technologies that help us build a top class platform.

Our Spread of Total Rewards

  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Sabbatical opportunity after five years
  • Professional Development Reimbursement Program
  • Commitment to Employee Wellness through resources such as a quarterly Wellness Stipend
  • Peer and company recognition programs 
  • Pension plan
  • Health insurance family plan
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter benefits, bike to work

*Bread puns encouraged but not required


We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].

For roles based in the United States:  As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and their families, all individuals entering our US workspaces are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.