Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 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’re building a brand-new team to put the power of the entire Toast platform into the pockets of restaurant managers and operators! With our new app, managers will be able to track the performance of their restaurant in real-time during service. Using their own phones, managers will fine-tune restaurant operations from the floor of the restaurant in response to real-world conditions. This new app will also help staff rapidly diagnose and fix unexpected issues with the help of Toast Customer Care. By leveraging native mobile apps, we’ll provide a rich UX that makes it easier than ever to run a thriving restaurant with great service for guests and a strong bottom line.

Our team is very agile and extremely customer-focused. UX, PM, and software engineers will be working hand-in-hand every day, and the team works directly with pilot customers to get feedback. We have high standards for customer satisfaction, and we strive to deliver high quality features in rapid iterative cycles.

We are looking to bring a full stack backend leaning engineer to help scale our platform as we add more customers.

Our front-end products are built with React on the web and we use GraphQL for the data API.

About this roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Ship code that has a massive impact on helping restaurants thrive
  • Drive delivery of new features from end-to-end including: tech design, coding, testing, and rollout
  • Collaborate frequently with UX, PM, QA and other engineers to find the best ways to deliver value to our users
  • Champion best practices for development, deployment and quality
  • Be a leader within the team by mentoring less-experienced engineers

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • Typically 7+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience building high quality React web applications with event driven architecture
  • Experience working with backend technologies such as GraphQL, Kotlin microservices
  • Proficient in a modern object-oriented programming language such as Java or Kotlin
  • Excellent cross-team communication skills on complex technical topics
  • Enjoys working in a team environment with a shared code-base

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