Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

Remote

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. 

Every day, many thousands of servers, hosts, and chefs use Toast POS (Point of Sale) to serve millions of guests in their restaurants. To make our restaurants successful, we need to develop products that install painlessly, work together seamlessly, and quickly guide restaurant staff and Toast team members to resolve any problems that occur. 

The Android Systems team sits at the intersection of Toast’s hardware and software, and builds both cloud based services and Android applications that create a frictionless experience for customers. Starting from the first time a device is provisioned until its end-of-life, the team takes a system-oriented approach crafting solutions that take software, hardware, user experience, people and processes into account to provide the best results for our users.

We are seeking a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer who is hands-on with design and coding, and will pave the path for the team to build modern technical solutions keeping customer empathy in mind. If you are a leader who collaborates well with teams within the organization, can think big, and are passionate about building software systems used to manage hardware devices with a high focus on quality, this position is for you! 

About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

  • Take a lead role in designing and developing the next generation of Toast’s cloud based software services to bring a seamless device management user experience for customers.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, UI/UX, Hardware, QA and other Software teams on the product roadmap and requirements to build a long term vision for Toast.
  • Create technical requirements and design artifacts for the software system being developed. 
  • Hands-on design and implementation of microservices in Java or Kotlin that serve as the engine to manage Toast Android based devices in use by customers.
  • Support design and development of single page Frontend applications using the React framework, that serve as the user interface for end users to configure, secure, and monitor Toast devices.
  • Setup software monitoring and alerting processes to ensure the team stays ahead of potential issues customers could encounter.
  • Lead effort estimation sessions and use sound judgment to enable planning of projects.
  • Diagnose performance bottlenecks and implement optimizations.
  • Make solid technical decisions keeping software quality, security, and maintainability in mind.
  • Help set the standard for software quality by adopting modern software test frameworks and practices in day to day development.

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • 5+ years of full stack software development experience with heavy focus on cloud backend systems working in a microservices architecture environment.
  • 2+ years of experience designing and developing software to manage and support hardware devices.
  • Proficient in a modern object-oriented programming language such as Java or Kotlin.
  • Experience working with SQL as well as No-SQL databases.
  • A solid understanding of distributed cloud architecture and scalability principles.
  • An interest and commitment to continuous learning.
  • Passionate about solving large scale problems and building great software for customers.
  • Technical experience leading multi-person projects.

Bonus ingredients* (preferred skills)

  • Understanding of IoT Core architecture and experience implementing cloud systems to manage IoT devices.
  • Experience developing Mobile Device Management (MDM) clients or backend systems
  • Experience developing or configuring and using firmware upgrades systems.
  • Experience with the React framework and Javascript to build frontend applications.
  • Experience developing Android applications in Java or Kotlin 
  • Experience with monitoring tools to debug and resolve tough customer issues.

More on our tech stack:

Our backend services follow a microservice architecture written using Java and Kotlin on DropWizard while the front end is React; we use AWS extensively, ranging from S3 to RDS to DynamoDB to Lambda. We have our own platform for dealing with service elevations and robust load balancing. We store data in PostgreSQL databases or DynamoDB tables depending on use case, and utilize Apache Spark for large scale data workloads including query and batch processing. Apache Pulsar and Camel are used extensively in our integration transaction workflow processing.

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 
  • 401(k) and matching
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Subsidized backup childcare

*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.