About Forward

Forward is a consulting firm that works with independent consultants to help startups quickly scale the maturity and headcount of their engineering organizations.

We work exclusively with independent consultants because it allows us to match work to humans faster and more effectively than traditional consulting firms.

We typically work with around a dozen startups and a few dozen consultants at a time.

About the Work

Company Stage: Seed

Keywords: React, Rails

Term: 3-6 months

Hours per week: 40

Rate: $30-$55 / hour

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with ET

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a new york based company that issues credit to retailers to help them purchase wholesale inventory from brands on their platform. They could use some help leading up to the end of the year pushing out features and improving reliability.

They’re looking for a react engineer who’s comfortable enough on the backend to make small changes to endpoints or models as needed. You’d be working on a team with 5 other engineers, most of whom are backend focused full stack folks.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Experience working with react
  • Experience working in an early stage startup
  • Experience working with U.S. based companies
  • Experience making limited changes to api endpoints
  • Experience with Rails
  • 5+ years experience

If this sounds interesting would be great to hear from you at [email protected] Even if not, we’re always looking to get to know more independent consultants so feel free to reach out and say hey. You can find our other roles here.