About Forward

Forward is a consulting firm that works with independent consultants form around the world to help startups build their engineering organizations.

Working exclusively with independent consultants aligns the interests of ourselves, our clients, and the individuals we collaborate with in a way not possible with the traditional consulting model. It also gives us uncommon range and flexibility.

About the Work

Company Stage: Seed

Keywords: Android, Kotlin

Term: 3+ months

Hours per week: 20-30

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 6 hours of working overlap with ET

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a client that’s working to accelerate the advent of mesh networks using mobile devices and a web3 incentive structure.

They’re looking for an Android engineer who can build out user interface, collaborate effectively with design product, and who’s comfortable with offline storage, interprocess communication, and working with androids Bluetooth and Wifi APIs.

You’d be working along a handful of other engineers who’d be handling some of the lower level aspects of the work such as network protocol design, node discovery and routing, and security.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Experience with Android/Kotlin
  • Experience working directly with product and design
  • Experience with some combination offline storage, interprocess communication, threading
  • Familiarity with networking primitives
  • 5+ years experience

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Research shows that certain folks are less likely to apply for work when they don’t meet 100% of the outlined qualifications. If this role excites you, we want to hear from you. If not and you’re looking for contract work, feel free to reach out to us or take a look at our other roles.