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: Seed
Keywords: React
Term: 3-6 months
Hours per week: 20
Rate: $125-$150/hour
Timeline: We’re targeting a July 1 start
Timezone Constraints: 4-5 hours of overlap with ET
Geographic Constraints: None
We’re working with a client that has a saas product that enables e-commerce businesses to offer subscriptions to their end users (think subscribe and save on amazon). They’re bootstrapped, profitable, have 100s of clients, and have enabled over a billion dollars in transactions.
Their most significant challenges at the moment are on the frontend and revolve around the code they embed on their clients’ sites that enables subscriptions oriented checkout flows. They also have a react app that functions as a dashboard that their customers can use to manage the subscription functionality they expose to their end users.
They’re looking for someone who can help them improve the reliability of their frontend infrastructure and establish patterns within these codebases that will guide development moving forward.
You’d be working alongside a fractional CTO from Forward as well one other frontend developer.
Note that we have a 40 hour / week alternative to this role posted here.
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • Experience owning standards and quality for a frontend team
  • Experience embedding frontend code on third party sites
  • Experience working at startups
  • Experience with react
  • 10+ years experience

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