Software Engineer II | UPKEY

Software Engineer II

Job type Full-time Company Toast Location Remote


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.

We are a rapidly growing company that’s revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an extraordinary commitment to customer success. We help restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences through our platform that combines restaurant point of sale, team management, guest-facing technology, and award-winning customer support. As a Toaster, you will be challenged to take on meaningful projects that will help craft the future of the company. Join us as we empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive.

Are you bready* for a change?

Do you like to solve complex problems at scale? Toast is looking for a Software Engineer to play a key role on our Onboarding & Adoption team.  We go the extra mile to enable our restaurants to become experts in the full Toast Platform, encompassing Point of Sale, Digital Ordering, Loyalty, Employee, Inventory, and more using a combination of a reimagined user experience and deep analytical thinking on what is working and what is not.   

We need your help to rethink every step of the customer journey supporting thousands of restaurants every day.

Some projects we’ve been working on recently include:

  • Empowering Restaurants to configure their locations via self-service thereby allowing Toast to dramatically scale our customer base 
  • Providing fully customizable, step by step walkthroughs of key product modules 
  • Scaling our analytics service to support 10x capacity while also supporting downstream systems in near-real time


  • Full-stack developer making hands-on contributions to the Onboarding Platform used by every other R&D team at Toast.
  • Designing solutions from the customer’s perspective
  • Actively contributing to product design and feature selection

About You

  • 2+ years as a full stack developer with a drive to become better in the backend. 
  • Proficiency with datastores both relational and NoSQL 
  • A quality driven approach to development with a desire to keep things simple
  • Enjoy collaborating with and mentoring colleagues
  • Passionate about technology and learning new things
  • Desire to make continuous improvements to teams and technology
  • Prior experience with distributed systems, microservices and capacity planning is a plus

Other information

Our backend services follow a microservice architecture written using Java and Kotlin on DropWizard while the front end is react; we use AWS extensively, ranging from S3 to RDS to DynamoDB to Lambda. We have our own platform for dealing with service elevations and robust load balancing. We store data in PostgreSQL databases or DynamoDB tables depending on use case, and utilize Apache Spark for large scale data workloads including query and batch processing. Apache Pulsar and Camel are used extensively in our integration transaction workflow processing

*Bread puns encouraged but not required

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