Software Engineer (Frontend), Restaurants

Job Description


The Restaurants team at Square is reimagining the hospitality industry to empower today's restaurants with simple, elegant software and efficient workflows. Restaurants today operate in an increasingly dynamic landscape, and we're building a modern product ecosystem to support this by using technology to unlock new workflows, revenue streams, and means of communication. Our focus is on efficiency, automation, and reliability: themes of paramount importance in a fast-paced environment where great hospitality is key.

As a frontend engineer on the Restaurants Kitchen team, you will develop elegant, intuitive solutions for restaurant owners to manage their business. Our management system is called Dashboard, a powerful web app used to build menus and customize workflows, set up and configure points of sales and kitchen display systems, view reporting and analytics, and more -- every aspect of running a food and beverage business. You’ll work together with other engineers on your team as well as cross-functionally with your designer and product manager to create the best solutions for our customers’ needs.

Our team started in NYC and we’re now thrilled to be expanding to new locations. Come join our small, fast-growing team in Toronto to be on the ground floor for our exciting growth!

What you will learn and do:

  • You'll create beautiful, unique products that empower anyone to run a restaurant

  • You'll design and build into Square Dashboard, working on features that power the products in our Kitchen and Restaurant ecosystem

  • You'll work closely and collaboratively with designers, product managers, and other engineers; very often across team boundaries

  • You'll ship reliable software through continuous integration, test automation, and in-depth code reviews

  • You'll find simple, elegant solutions to hard problems

  • You'll grow as an engineer, and as you do you'll lift others around you

What you bring to the team and to Square:

  • Motivation to build beautiful, intuitive products for the food and drink hospitality industry

  • Curiosity, and a desire to learn and teach

  • Empathy for your customers and colleagues

  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others

  • Experience working in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks a benefit, but not a requirement

  • Familiarity with back end technologies a bonus (we use Java, Ruby, and Go)

Technologies we use and teach:

  • ES6 JavaScript

  • Ember JS

  • SCSS

  • Ruby on Rails

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage

  • Retirement Plans

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Wellness perks

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off

  • Learning and Development resources


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