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 B
Keywords: Firmware, iOS, swift
Term: 3 months
Hours per week: 10-20
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We're working with a client that sells a hardware device to consumers that pairs with a mobile app. The client outsourced the development of their mobile app to a shop in eastern europe and the mobile app isn't integrating properly with their hardware device and generally not working well. Users love the hardware device but the issues with the mobile app are causing a lot of churn and we're looking for someone who can come in, diagnose and triage these issues, and begin to address them.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Have swift experience
  • Have experience managing and building teams of engineers
  • Have consulting experience
  • Have firmware 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.