Fractional Lead

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 C
Keywords: Rails
Term: 3-6 months
Hours per week: 20
Timeline: immediate
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours of overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We're working with a client with a direct to consumer product that's 4x'ed the size of their engineering team in the last 12 months and is investing heavily in growth. They need a team of engineers who can work with their marketing and engineering departments to build out features that directly impact topline revenue. You'd be leading this team and would help us identify and ramp two additional 40h/week contract engineers.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • You have rails experience
  • You have experience leading teams
  • You have deep experience interfacing with / functioning as a product manager
  • You have experience supporting growth/marketing initiatives
  • You have react experience
  • You have 10+ 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.