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: React, Elixir

Term: 3-6 months

Hours per week: 40

Rate: $50-$90 / hour

Timeline: We’re targeting an October start

Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with PT

Geographic Constraints: US only


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.

They’re looking for someone who can come in and help out with some feature work. They’re using elixir/phoenix absinthe/apollo and react. They could use more help on the frontend though would appreciate someone who could contribute on the backend as well and they’re open to teaching folks elixir. You’d be working on a team of 5 engineers including 4 other folks from Forward.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Experience with react
  • Experience working in an early stage environment
  • Experience doing back end web development
  • Experience with elixir
  • 5+ years experience

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