About Forward
Forward is a consulting firm that works with independent consultants to help startups quickly scale the maturity and headcount of their engineering organizations.
We work exclusively with independent consultants because it allows us to match work to humans faster and more effectively than traditional consulting firms.
We typically work with around a dozen startups and a few dozen consultants at a time.
About the Work
Company Stage: Series A
Keywords: Rails, bonus points for react
Term: 3 months, possibility of extension
Hours per week: 30-40
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We have a client that's gone from pre-seed to series C levels of revenue in under 2 years. They have about 14 engineers and significantly more work than their current team can handle. They're building a marketplace that connects people that make physical products to online and offline stores that sell them.
They're looking for an engineer who can join a team working on building out the storefront for the demand side of their marketplace. You'd be working with their team to build out full stack features. Their frontend is comprised of a set of rails and embedded react components. Most of the focus here will be on rails though we are looking for someone who's comfortable building stateless react components.
Note: We're onboarding multiple people for this role
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Rails experience
  • React Experience
  • Experience working at early stage startups
  • 8+ years of experience

To get in touch ping us at We're always looking to make connections with consultants so feel free to reach out and say hey even if this isn't a fit. You can see what else we're looking for here.