Lead 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: Product, Node, React

Term: 12+ months

Hours per week: 40

Budget: $3,000-$6,500/month

Timeline: May start

Timezone Constraints: 4 hours overlap with CET

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with mui, the popular open source component library, to help them build out their engineering team. In particular, we’re looking for a lead engineer who can operate as team of one, someone who can help them make product and business decisions around how to most effectively invest time and energy in their e-commerce store and also do the hands on work to get the store from where it is to where it needs to be. This is a very important role for the team because it’s directly tied to revenue and you’d be working directly with the CEO.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • You have experience building out node backends
  • You have experience managing product and/or engineering teams
  • You have react experience
  • You have early stage startup experience
  • You have 8+ years experience

If this sounds interesting would be great if you could fill out our brief typeform. 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 all our other roles here.