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 D
Keywords: Elixir, GCP
Term: 6-12 weeks
Hours per week: 10-20
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
A client has four separate elixir apps, two use S3, one uses redshift, and the other uses RDS. We're moving the apps from AWS to GCP and we need to rewrite these AWS integrations to get them working with their GCP equivalents (GCS, Big Query, and GCP Cloud SQL). We'd be looking to the lead to help us understand the scope of the project and to help us figure out how best to execute on the work.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • You have elixir experience
  • You have experience writing integrations against AWS, GCP, or similar APIs
  • You have experience building CI/CD pipelines
  • You have GCP experience
  • You have consulting 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.