Senior Software Engineer - Voice 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 voice-enabled applications. These highly reliable applications generate value by understanding and responding properly with customers 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 talented full-stack engineers who are eager to dive into challenges, own large pieces of core architecture, and assist us in executing toward wins we can celebrate.


  • Maintain and expand on infrastructure enabling high data producing voice-enabled products utilizing cloud platform offerings
  • Build to spec customer-facing applications in ReactJS
  • Collaborate with application and speech engineers to build scalable voice UI products with high reliability
  • Maintain and expand on microservices used to drive deployment, configuration, and logging
  • Contribute to healthy data storage and curation practices


  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Ability to build, deploy, and maintain highly available instances
  • Experience building frontend applications in ReactJS
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Strong testing practices
  • Linux familiarity
  • Basic networking knowledge, including understanding how to communicate effectively locally
  • Experience contributing to a UI product end-to-end
  • AWS (S3, Lambda, RDS, CloudWatch, EC2, Kinesis, Redshift)
  • GCP (Storage, Functions)
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • CI/CD Systems

Nice to have

  • Real time voice product deployment

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 Software Engineer - Voice
  • Company
  • Location
    Redwood City, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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