Data Engineer

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: ETL, LLMs, Python

Term: 3-6 months

Hours per week: 40

Budget: $125-$150/hour

Timeline: Immediate

Geographic Constraints: NYC-based candidates strongly preferred


We’re working with a seed stage company that is building software for insurance underwriters. They’re using langchain that compile data for underwriters on a per policy basis and then a fine-tuned LLM to offer up conversational interface that underwriters can use to better understand the viability of a given policy.

They’re looking for a data engineer to help them build out their ETL infrastructure. They’d love to find someone who can come into their office in flatiron 3 days a week.

You’d be working alongside the CEO, the CTO, a web-focused engineer, and an ops-focused engineer. If you’re open to it, there’d be an opportunity for you to take a full time job after the first 3 months.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • You have experience building data pipelines
  • You’re interested in working with AI
  • You can make it to flatiron 3 days a week
  • You have early stage startup experience
  • You have 7+ years experience

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