Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Payments Experience


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.

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. 

The Toast POS (point-of-sale) app is the central pillar of Toast’s restaurant products. Every day, many thousands of servers, hosts, bartenders, and chefs use Toast’s POS to serve millions of guests! 

Our team strives to make their experience smooth and efficient. When we do our job well, the restaurant staff can focus on doing what they love: providing great food and service. 

The Payments Experience team owns POS workflows that restaurant servers and diners use to take payments. These workflows are spread across numerous device types and form factors. At counter service restaurants, servers have the ability to flip the tablet screen for the diner to choose a tip and provide a signature on the tablet. Toast’s secondary guest-facing displays, are dedicated screens for diners to view the running tally of their orders and take their input during the payment process. Servers can also take payments from diners on Toast’s handheld devices, and hand the device over to the diner to complete the payment process. These POS features are unique, as they are the only workflows designed and implemented to be intuitive and easy to use by servers and diners alike.

Our POS app is built on an Android, Java/Kotlin, and AWS platform that packages up all of the complexity of restaurant operations into a simple UI that anyone in the restaurant can use. To configure POS features, users login to our React web UIs. The team also frequently collaborates with the teams that manage our cloud credit card payments services, card readers integrations, and ordering workflows.

We are seeking a hands-on senior software engineer with experience in React and Java, and a desire to learn to occasionally contribute to features on an Android platform. The engineer in this role will be responsible for driving key projects on the team’s roadmap, and mentoring other team members. They can expect to collaborate with PMs, UX designers, and a team of talented engineers, and deliver hands-on technical contributions. They can expect to partner with PMs, UX designers, and a team of talented engineers, and deliver hands-on technical contributions. 

About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

  • Design, build, and deliver features for Toast POS’ payments experience across the full technology stack (Java, React JS, Kotlin)
  • Ensure quality by building automated testing for changes
  • Roll features out to customers, including monitoring for success
  • Collaborate with UX and PM on the definition and design of features  
  • Collaborate with team to plan and estimate work
  • Drive team results and impact
  • Work with engineers to get design and code review 

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • Comfortable working in Java, React
  • Mobile experience or interest in learning more about Android
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Focused on delivering positive impact for Toast customers
  • Enjoys working in a team environment with a shared code-base

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.