Fractional AI Lead

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: LLMs, fine-tuning

Term: 20 hours, with possibility 3-6 month extension

Hours per week: 5-10

Budget: $130-150/hour

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with ET

Geographic Constraints: U.S. based folks preferred


We’re working with a PE firm that’s acquired an event management company and is interested in exploring whether there’s a way to use the 1000s of proposals that this company has sent in the past to built a tool that can automatically generate drafts of proposals for them.

For now they’re just looking for someone to come in and help them understand what’s possible here. If they see a viable path forward for this project this could extend into a longer term engagement.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • You’re up to date (within reason) with the latest developments in the LLM space
  • You’ve built experimental or production applications on top of LLMs
  • You have experience fine-tuning models
  • You have a background in data or ML engineering
  • You have 8+ years experience

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