Senior Engineer, Platform at Presto | Powderkeg

Location: India

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.

The core that facilitates and unifies all communication between various components of Presto’s ecosystems is the system built by the Platform team. From developing and maintaining our APIs and infrastructure to building the next generation of software tools and services that both scales and revolutionizes Presto’s contribution to restaurant Software, we make everything possible. We keep our systems up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience.

As an engineer in the Platform team, you will provide technical input for an organization that is responsible for reliable operation, engineering, and evolution of Presto’s cloud technologies. You will have the opportunity to work on creating a near-infinitely scalable platform system that Presto can bet it’s future on. All this while balancing feature velocity with reliability, cost efficiency and partnering with a wide and diverse set of teams.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Create and lead innovative programs, software, and analytics that drive improvements to the availability, scalability, efficiency, and latency of Presto’s Services
  • Work in close partnership with engineering and product leads across multiple areas, to build fast, reliable, and durable production systems.
  • Work in tandem with senior stakeholders to define and execute technical strategy and improve technical processes and decisions.
  • Recognize, validate and evangelize emerging technologies and architectures that align with business objectives.
  • Coach/mentor technical junior engineers on design principles.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience leading and implementing engineering projects
  • Experience with large-scale system design, algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis, and software design.
  • Experience working with automation in critical production environments, ensuring their reliability.
  • Deep understanding of application development, Infrastructure provisioning, and capacity planning
  • Capable of technical deep-dives into code, databases, operating systems, storage, cloud infrastructure, and distributed systems
  • Hands-on experience in building and maintaining large-scale distributed systems. Experience maintaining infrastructure as code is a plus.

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
    Senior Engineer, Platform
  • Company
  • Location
    Redwood City, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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