Backend Senior Software Engineer (Search & Navigation)



Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Monday, April 29, 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.

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.

What is our Mission

The search and navigation team enables customers to efficiently and easily accomplish tasks independently by providing personalised and intuitive experiences. We aim to help our customers thrive and control their business’ growth and success by surfacing the most relevant and valuable tools at the right time to the right audience every time.

About This Roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Be part of a team working collaboratively with UX, PM, QA and other engineers designing, building and maintaining high performance, flexible and highly scalable microservices.
  • Use cutting-edge technologies and best practices to optimise for performance and usability, ultimately enhancing the overall restaurant management experience.
  • Lead the optimisation of our search service using OpenSearch.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across Toast.
  • Advocate best coding practices to raise the bar for you, your team and the company
  • Mentor and coach other engineers.

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • Experience delivering high quality, reliable services to production using Java, Kotlin or other object-oriented languages.
  • Experience supporting and debugging large distributed applications.
  • Experience of modern web standards and technologies (e.g. React, GraphQL) a plus.
  • Indexing experience with ElasticSearch or OpenSearch is a plus.
  • Passionate about making users happy and seeing people use your product in the wild.

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

  • A core of Java & Kotlin based backend services.
  • React SPAs leveraging Tailwind, GraphQL and Storybook.
  • Dynamodb as core persistence.
  • OpenSearch to power our search service
  • Camel and Pulsar for message-based integrations.
  • 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


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