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: Series A

Keywords: Rails, React

Term: 6+ months

Hours per week: 40

Rate: $50-$100 / hour

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 3 hours of overlap with ET

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a company that’s tracks provenance for pharmaceutical products administered in clinical settings.

They’re looking for an engineer to help them improve the performance, stability, and feature set of a rails api that sits behind a react app. React experience would be helpful but isn’t necessary.

You’d be working on a cross functional team of 7 within a larger product and engineering org of roughly 40 people. Contract to hire is an option here if it’s something you’d be interested in.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • You have rails experience
  • You have experience interfacing with non-technical stake holders about product requirements
  • You have experience working at early stage startups
  • You have 7+ years experience
  • You have react experience

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