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 B
Keywords: Rails, React, Payments
Term: 2-3 months with possibility of extension
Hours per week: 40
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours of 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.
We're looking for an engineer to work alongside on of our fractional leads to build out a new subscription-based billing model for the folks on the demand side of the marketplace. The fractional lead will be doing a non-trivial amount of work on the backend and we're looking for someone who can own building out the frontend for this feature and contribute on the backend as the well. The frontend will be a combination of rails views and react (that's embedded server side in rails views).
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Rails experience
  • React Experience
  • Experience working at early stage startups
  • Experience consulting
  • Experience building out subscription and payments infrastructure
  • 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.