Lead Engineer

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, (node), (react)
Term: 4 months
Hours per week: 40
Rate: $80-$120 / hour
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with CT
Geographic Constraints: U.S. citizens only due to HIPAA constraints
Context:
We’re working with a company that’s offering an alternative to American health insurance. Members pay a fixed amount per month into a pool and pay for all care in cash. The pool covers expensive care events for all members.
They’re looking for a rails engineer who can take over the development of their application from a dev shop. The app is currently built on rails / heroku / postgres with server rendered markup. They’re currently planning to port the frontend to react. The CTO comes from a node/python background and does not have rails experience so would be leaning on you for rails-specific guidance. The tech team would be comprised of you, the CTO, and potentially one additional forward engineer focused on mobile.
 
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • You’re a U.S. Citizen
  • You have experience building rails applications
  • You have experience operating in early stage environments
  • You have 8+ years experience
  • You have react experience
 

If this sounds interesting would be great to hear from you at hi@forward.id. 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.