Software Engineer Intern

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.

About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

Toast is looking for self-motivated individuals who love building great software and want to have fun while doing it. We work extensively with Android, iOS, and web front ends, where we work hard to provide a well-designed user interface for our customers. Our infrastructure runs in Amazon Web Services where we run Java microservices in Docker containers; our customers rely on us to keep this infrastructure fast and stable so that their point-of-sale system “just works”, despite being a complex distributed system.  We need talented engineers to build and maintain the highest quality product as our vision moves forward.

What you will do:

  • Work on a small team of 3-6 engineers, responsible for entire modules of the Toast product
  • Build, and maintain high performance, flexible, and highly scalable web and mobile applications
  • Participate in designing, estimating effort, implementing, testing, debugging, configuring, integrating and documenting database, middle-tier and front-end code
  • Diagnose performance bottlenecks and implement optimizations
  • Think in terms of the end-user and design accordingly
  • Actively contribute to product design and feature selection discussions
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements 

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • Currently enrolled in an academic program
  • Deep Java development experience
  • Mobile software development experience, preferably with Android
  • Well-versed in tiered web application architecture and databases
  • Proficient in the web front-end basics – HTML, CSS and JavaScript

*Bread puns encouraged but not required

Our Tech Stack

Toast’s 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. The main Toast POS application is an Android application written in Java and Kotlin. Our backend services follow a microservice architecture written using Java 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  moving towards React and ES6. For data between tablets and our cloud platform we operate RabbitMQ clusters as well as direct tablet communication to the back end.

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].