Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Staff Android Engineer, Tech Lead Manager (TLM)



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Staff Android Engineer, Tech Lead Manager, Payments Experience

The Toast POS (point-of-sale) app is the central pillar of Toast’s restaurant products. Every day, many thousands of servers, hosts, bartenders, and chefs use Toast’s POS to serve millions of guests! Our team strives to make their experience smooth and efficient. When we do our job well, the restaurant staff can focus on doing what they love: providing great food and service.

The Payments Experience team owns POS workflows that restaurant servers and diners use to take payments. These workflows are spread across numerous device types and form factors. At counter service restaurants, servers have the ability to flip the tablet screen for the diner to choose a tip and provide a signature on the tablet. Toast’s secondary guest-facing displays, are dedicated screens for diners to view the running tally of their orders and take their input during the payment process. Servers can also take payments from diners on Toast’s handheld devices, and hand the device over to the diner to complete the payment process. These POS features are unique, as they are the only workflows designed and implemented to be intuitive and easy to use by servers and diners alike.

Our POS app is built on an Android, Java/Kotlin, and AWS platform that packages up all of the complexity of restaurant operations into a simple UI that anyone in the restaurant can use. To configure POS features, users login to our React web UIs. The team also frequently collaborates with the teams that manage our cloud credit card payments services, card readers integrations, and ordering workflows.

We are seeking a Tech Lead Manager with experience in Android development who will manage a small team of great engineers on the Payments Experience team. This Tech Lead Manager will be responsible for driving key projects on the team’s roadmap, cross-team alignment and collaboration, and mentoring other team members. If you are a leader who collaborates well with teams within the organization, can think big, and are passionate about building seamless experiences for your users with a focus on quality, this position is for you!

The Tech Lead Manager role involves both people management and technical leadership, and gives you the flexibility to pick the career track of your choice in the future. You can expect to partner with PMs, UX designers, and a team of talented engineers.

About this roll* (Responsibilities)

  • Lead and manage a team of 3-5 software engineers to deliver high quality results
  • Guide the growth & development of engineers with mentoring, training and performance management
  • Contribute to the operational plan for the team, and drive to execute towards a common goal
  • Work with our engineering leadership, Product Managers and UX Designers to define and scope enhancements and new features for Toast’s POS payment workflows.
  • Make hands-on code contributions to your team’s projects (30% of your time).
  • Lead effort estimation sessions and use sound judgment to enable planning of projects.
  • Help set the standard for software quality by adopting modern software test frameworks and practices for the team.

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • 5 years of software development experience, which includes at least 2 years technical leadership experience in the Android domain
  • Excellent cross-team communication skills on complex technical topics
  • Proficient in a modern object-oriented programming language such as Java or Kotlin
  • Experience developing Android applications
  • Fosters a continuous learning environment within the team
  • Passionate about solving large scale problems and building great software for customers
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enjoys working in a team environment with a shared code-base

Bonus ingredients* (Nice to have's)

  • Prior people and performance management experience.
  • Experience developing microservices in a cloud environment in Java or Kotlin
  • Experience with monitoring tools to debug and resolve tough customer issues

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 https://careers.toasttab.com/toast-benefits.


*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
$142,000$227,000 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!