Senior Software Engineer

Dublin, IE

Job Description / Skills Required

Toast is driven by building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love.

Are you bready* for a change?

Toast is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join a new Multi-Location Experience team being established in Dublin. This team streamlines operations for Toast’s largest, high-profile brands, tackling the unique challenges of managing data at scale across multiple locations and concepts. With a mission to deliver an industry-best experience, this team enables brands to grow quickly and operate efficiently in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Partnering with stakeholders, product managers, product designers, and other engineers, you will be part of a team developing a best-in-class solution that delivers functionality that delights. 

We are looking for an engineer who has the ability and drive to make an impact, not only on their own but by also enabling those around them to succeed. You will be responsible for the creation and support of features across our distributed backend services. You’ll also be tasked with building scalable, reliable and high quality features with the goal of creating a smooth and delightful experience for restaurant staff and their guests.

If you want to help create something tangible that is used every day, help restaurateurs achieve their vision, and take on the challenge of scaling a SaaS product from millions of users to hundreds of millions of users, Toast is the place for you.

About this roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Be part of a team working collaboratively with UX, PM, QA and other engineers designing, building and maintaining high performance, flexible and highly scalable microservices, and web applications  
  • Define best practices and help choose technologies to evolve our current tech stack while writing world-class applications
  • Championing best practices such as quality integration and unit testing
  • Provide design feedback and participate in code reviews to ensure implementations meet requirements
  • Ensure that all work done is delivered with quality and is appropriately monitored and supported in production
  • Mentoring other team members

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • Experience delivering high quality, reliable services to production using Java, Kotlin or other object oriented language(s) 
  • Experience supporting and debugging a large multi threaded application.
  • The capacity to tackle complex and ambiguous problems, communicate clearly with others to solve the problem, and share knowledge to help the whole team succeed.
  • Prior experience making an impact on a previous project, product or within an organization.
  • Exposure to distributed systems, scaling challenges, SaaS, SQL & Pulsar are a plus.
  • Experience working in a team with Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Proficient in Software Development best practices (Code Quality, UnitTest, BDD)
  • Enjoys and is passionate about building well-engineered, usable and accessible systems.

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
  • Various peer and company recognition programs 
  • Pension plan
  • Health insurance family plan
  • Maternity and paternity leave

Our Tech Stack

Toast’s products run on a stack that covers guest and restaurant-facing Android tablets, a micro-service architecture built in Kotlin & Java, and web apps built for internal, guest and restaurant use. Toast employs a micro-frontend architecture using individually deployed single-page applications across our web experience. Toast is building apps on a foundation of React, Apollo (GraphQL) and Tailwind with react-testing-library and Webpack for testing & bundling respectively. 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

*Bread puns encouraged but not required 

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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.