Typescript 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: Typescript, React, Express
Term: 3-6 months
Hours per week: 40
Timeline: immediate
Timezone Constraints: 4 hours of overlap with CT
Geographic Constraints: None
Context:
We're working with a client that's built a tool for bookkeepers that operates as a thin layer on top of quickbooks. Their CTO has been the sole engineer pushing the project to forward to date and he is now looking to bring on another couple of engineers to help him continue to push out user- and growth-oriented features. They're using react and redux on the frontend and express on the backend. Both are written in typescript. The backend is pretty thin and calls out to quickbooks to do most of its heavy lifting. Most of the work they'll need help with is in React.
 
About You
Roughly in order of importance:
  • React / Redux experience
  • Experience working at early stage startups
  • Typescript experience
  • Experience building APIs
  • Experience writing server side javascript/typescript
  • Experience consulting
  • 8+ years experience