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: Pre-Seed
Keywords: Rails
Term: 3 months
Hours per week: 20
Timeline: Targetting a late Jan / early Feb start
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We’re working with an early stage company that’s building a product to help financial advisors and real estate agents better engage their inbound leads. They’ve inherited a legacy rails codebase and the CTO, who comes from a data science and python background, is looking to bring in a rails engineer who can help them clean things up and establish a baseline set of idiomatic rails patterns and paradigms for going forward.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Rails experience
  • Experience working with early stage startup
  • Experience establishing patterns in new and existing codebases
  • Experience supporting other engineers
  • 8+ years 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.