Applications Engineer at Presto | Powderkeg

Location: United States/Canada

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Software

Presto is a market leader in restaurant labor productivity, overlaying next- generation digital solutions onto the physical world. Its enterprise-grade touch, vision, and voice technologies help hospitality businesses thrive while delighting guests. Presto’s solutions are designed to enable restaurants to do more with less by increasing their guest-to-staff ratios, improving speed and quality of service, identifying bottlenecks, and offering guests a superior experience. These solutions include:

**● Voice: ** Guests and staff can place orders in a natural conversational style via automated speech recognition artificial intelligence with over 94% accuracy, even in noisy environments.

**● Vision: ** Using just a few cameras equipped with computer vision, restaurants can measure throughput and order accuracy, identify issues, repeat visitors and implement real-time solutions.

**● Touch: ** Designed for both drive-thru and dine-in applications, the same Presto Flex can be deployed as a pay-at-table, staff handheld, kiosk, or drive-thru line buster—offering wide front-of-house flexibility.

This particular role will work on the hyper-growth team responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining high-performance computer vision-enabled applications. These highly reliable applications generate value by understanding the real-time state of environments all across the country, and internationally. Team members can expect exposure to all areas of the technical stack, including advanced implementations of cutting-edge AI. We’re looking for a talented application engineer who’s eager to dive into challenges, own large pieces of core architecture, and assist us in executing toward wins we can celebrate.

This roles responsibilities include:

  • Architecting, developing, and maintaining robust, mass deployed, multi-process systems that leverage synchronized input for computer vision applications
  • Assisting in implementing computer vision models efficiently into a complex workflow
  • Iteratively optimizing complex high-frequency process flows
  • Ensuring the reliability and consistency of long-running applications
  • Appropriately allocating system resources among a myriad of tasks and processes
  • Thoroughly documenting and briefing others on core functionality

Here are some technical skills you should have:

  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Ability to build, deploy, and maintain scalable applications
  • Advanced expertise with Python or C++
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with inter-process communication
  • Experience working with sensor output
  • Strong testing practices
  • Linux familiarity
  • Basic networking knowledge, including understanding how to communicate effectively locally

Experience working with these products and dependencies are a plus:

  • AWS (S3, Lambda, RDS, Redshift)
  • GCP (Storage, Functions)
  • Boto3
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • CI/CD Systems

With over 250,000 systems shipped, we are one of the largest labor automation technology providers in the industry. Founded at M.I.T. in 2008, Presto is headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif. with customers including many of the top 20 restaurant chains in the U.S.

We welcome you to visit our investor page to learn more about Presto’s recent announcement to be Publicly Listed Through a Merger with Ventoux CCM Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: VTAQ)

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Applications Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    Redwood City, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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