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: Seed
Keywords: Python, React
Term: 6+ months
Hours per week: 40
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We’re working with a company that connects startups to engineers looking for jobs and essentially functions as highly curated version of Hired or Vettery. They’ve roughly 10x’ed their free cash flow this past year and looking to bring on a team of contractors to help them build out their platform.
We’re looking for a full stack engineer to come in and help us ship features to end users. The app has a flask backend and react frontend. You’d be working alongside 2 other engineers from forward and potentially a product manager and designer we’ve placed there as well. We’re open to working with folks here who don’t have python experience but have experience with similar languages (e.g. node, ruby) and are willing to learn.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Experience working closely with product
  • React experience
  • Experience working in an early stage startup
  • Backend experience in a modern dynamically typed language
  • Python Experience
  • 5+ years experience

If this sounds interesting would be great to hear from you at and even if not we’re always looking to get to know more independent consultants so feel free to reach out and say hey. You can find our other roles here.