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Senior Mechanical Engineer



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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.

Toast’s Hardware Team designs and develops world-class hardware devices. We are a lean team that focuses on the key elements of POS (Point Of Sale) devices and accessories, and we architect our devices to offer the best hardware solutions for our customers. From our close relationships with our customers, we have learned the important design features that make our devices truly Restaurant-Grade. We focus on the long-term reliability of our devices to ensure that our customers do not have to be concerned about their Toast hardware, allowing them to always be ready for another busy day.

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, analysis, and prototyping of new products; testing and validation of launching products; and support Sustaining Engineering throughout the life of Toast hardware products. You will work in a product-oriented development environment and collaborate with suppliers and outside sources to design and deliver products through production.

We are in a very competitive field, so we need you to innovate and develop iconic devices for the fast-paced POS hardware field. You will need to have a solid mechanical design background, strong attention to detail, understanding of critical design procedures, and be accustomed to fast-paced development lifecycles. You will be expected to work closely with cross-functional teams in operations, product development, industrial design, program management, and hardware to define and deliver outstanding products. We empower small teams to do a lot in a fast-moving work environment.

About this roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Design and develop the mechanical components of POS devices and subsystems.
  • Develop part designs and mechanical systems from concept to production.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to deliver world class devices.
  • Understand the restaurant environment and design products to survive it.
  • Root cause various issues (design, manufacturability, production) to optimize designs to successfully take products to mass production.
  • Design for function, reliability, human factors, manufacturability, and cosmetic requirements.
  • Support reliability issues related to products that are in the field and being used by Toast customers.

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • BS degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Demonstrated excellence in collaborating across project teams with ID and electrical engineers.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with consumer, enterprise, and/or handheld product design.
  • Part ownership within product engineering development team.
  • Experience with CAD tools (Solidworks is preferred).
  • Experience with mechanical design and manufacturing processes of plastic, glass, rubber, metal components, PCBs/FPCBs, soft goods and opto-electronic physical designs used in electronic products.
  • Experience with decorating technologies like painting, anodization, plating, printing and coatings.
  • Experience with part/tool qualification for MP readiness.
  • Hands-on, real-world troubleshooting experience (root cause analysis, 8D reports, corrective actions, etc)
  • Experience supporting overseas manufacturing builds.
  • Experience with bringing new products to market.
  • Can be hybrid based in Boston or be filled 100% remote in the US

The Icing on the Cake (Nice to haves, not required)

  • MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Shipped multiple products.
  • Experience with PCI compliance.
  • Knowledge of the POS industry.
  • Knowledge of Android based devices.
  • Plastics material knowledge/experience.
  • Mechanism design experience.
  • Experience with sustaining engineering responsibilities for products that have been with customers in the field.

Our Spread* of Total Rewards

We strive to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain, and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total rewards package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet Toasters’ changing needs. Learn more about our benefits at


*Bread puns encouraged but not required

The base salary range for this role is listed below. The starting salary will be determined based on skills and experience. In addition to base salary, our total rewards components include cash compensation (overtime, bonus/commissions if eligible), equity, and benefits.
Pay Range
$108,000$173,000 USD

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!