Fractional Head of Engineering

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: Node, Ruby, React, E-Commerce, PHP
Term: 6-12 months
Hours per week: 20
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours overlap with CT
Geographic Constraints: None
We’re working with another consulting firm to help them scale their operations. They currently have 20 engineers deployed across a number of projects and their founder and CTO has run out of bandwidth. They need help with some combination of managing existing clients, vetting and closing new clients, kicking off new engagements, and supporting existing engagements. The CTO is open to a variety of different arrangements so long as they free up a sufficient amount of bandwidth for him. Their clients range from startups to enterprise companies.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • You have experience managing engineers
  • You have experience functioning as a product manager
  • You have experience managing communication with external stakeholders
  • You have consulting experience
  • You’ve functioned as a member of an executive team
  • You have 10+ years experience

If this sounds interesting would be great to hear from you at 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.