Companies you'll love to work for

Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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.

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer, preferably with experience in building APIs, to lead a team taking our Team Management Platform APIs to the next level. In this role, you will establish system designs that partner with Product Management to drive technical roadmaps. You will lead initiatives to unify disparate data, implement scalable and flexible APIs that unlock new capabilities for our customers, and you will collaborate with partner teams to plan integration of these APIs into Toast’s Payroll, Team Management, Scheduling, and Mobile App experiences. You will become an expert in your domains, including scheduling, shift management, wage calculations, labor forecasting, and more.

About this roll* (Responsibilities):

  • Be part of team working collaboratively to design and build APIs, and manage the migration of customer experiences to centralize all access to these domains across the Toast product suite
  • Influence product direction through technical insights, and drive API best practices
  • Champion quality automation and unit testing
  • Provide technical design feedback and participate in code reviews to ensure releases exceed the expectations of our many downstream teams
  • Ensure that all work done by the team is delivered with quality and is appropriately monitored and supported in production
  • Mentor other team members

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements):

  • Proficient in Java, Kotlin or other object oriented languages
  • Proficient with traditional databases and alternative data stores (DynamoDB a plus)
  • Prior experience with distributed systems, enterprise messaging systems or microservices
  • Proficient in Software Development best practices (Code Quality, UnitTest, BDD)
  • Experience integrating with Elasticsearch or OpenSearch a strong plus
  • Experience delivering high quality, reliable services to production
  • Excellent cross-team communication skills on complex technical topics
  • Enjoy collaborating with and mentoring colleagues
  • Passionate about technology and learning new things
  • Willingness to make continuous improvements to teams and technology

What we use to make our dish: (Our Tech Stack)

  • Extensive AWS footprint: S3, RDS, DynamoDB, Lambda etc
  • A core of Java & Kotlin based backend services
  • PostgresQL and DynamoDB as core persistence
  • Pulsar, Camel and RabbitMQ for message-based integrations
  • OpenSearch to power our APIs
  • And many more technologies that help us build a top class platform

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
$150,000$240,000 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!

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