Interim VP Engineering

About Forward

Forward is a consulting firm that works exclusively with independent consultants to help startups build their engineering organizations.

About the Work

Company Stage: Seed

Keywords: Elixir, React, Engineering Management

Term: 3+ months

Hours per week: 20-40

Rate: $150-$250/hour

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 5 hours of working overlap with PT

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a company that’s building a product to facilitate transactions in the secondary markets for stock in pre-IPO VC-backed startups. They launched their product in June and have already facilitated 10s of millions of dollars in transactions.

We’re looking for a VP Eng to come in and manage their engineering team of four. They are using elixir/phoenix, absinthe, react and apollo. They’re looking for someone who can help support the engineers as they develop additional features and also facilitate some improvements on the ops / infrastructure front.

You’d be working along side three other folks from Forward including a fractional CTO/CPO who’s shifting away from hands on management of the engineering org. If things are going well after a few months and you’d be open to joining the company as an employee that’d be an option here.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Have experience working at early stage startups
  • Have experience managing engineers
  • Have experience interfacing with and/or owning product
  • Have elixir experience
  • Have react experience
  • Have 10+ years experience

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