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: Ops, ML

Term: 3-6 months

Hours per week: 20

Budget: $150-$200/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 to 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 someone who can help them with their ops infrastructure for both their web app and the ML they’re doing.

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

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • You have ops experience
  • You can make it in to the office in flatiron 1-2 days a week
  • You have early stage startup experience
  • You have MLOps experience
  • You have 8+ years experience

If this sounds interesting to you, we’d love to hear from you here.

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