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, React
Term: 6+ months
Hours per week: 40
Timeline: Immediate
Timezone Constraints: 9am - noon overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We’re working with a client that’s built a platform to help short term rental operators manage, rent, and optimize their listings. They have a customer facing rails app with a stimulus frontend, a customer facing chrome extension written in react, and some ruby based infrastructure they’ve used to pull data on 2.4M rentals to date. They are bootstrapped and currently have a 3 person engineering team as well as some account managers that work directly with their customers.
They’re looking for someone who can come in as lead engineer and help them iterate on their product. In the immediate term, they’re looking for help setting up write-based integrations with popular short term rental platforms.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Have experience working in a pre-seed environment
  • Have experience operating as a lead engineer
  • Have rails experience
  • Are open to a long term contract
  • Have react experience
  • Have 8+ years experience

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