Fractional Network Engineer

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: Network engineering

Term: 3 months

Hours per week: 10-20

Timeline: targetting a late july or early august start

Timezone Constraints: 4 hours overlap with PT

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a company that’s building technology for remotely operating cars. They’re looking for someone with deep networking experience who can help them design and configure network interfaces for failover and who ideally has experience working with cellular modem interfaces, the linux networking stack, and C. Experience with python and/or udhcpc would be great but those are more nice to haves than need to haves.

The company is 4 years old and you’d be working alongside an embedded systems engineer and an EE on larger team of 23 people.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Networking experience
  • Experience working with cellular modem interfaces
  • C experience
  • Experience working with the linux networking stack
  • 8+ years experience

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