Principal 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: Seed

Keywords: Node, React, Ops, Solana

Term: 4+ months

Hours per week: 20-40

Rate: $100-$175 depending on hours per week

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with CT

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a company that’s building a management sim (think sim city) on top of solana in which NFTs represent unique in game assets. The idea is to convert the pay to play model that’s worked so well for blockbuster mobile titles into an online economy in which top users can generate income in exchange for the work they’re putting into the community.

They have some unique ops and persistence related challenges given what they’re building and are looking for a principal engineer who can come in and help support their existing team of three, particularly on the backend, as they work towards launch.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Experience building distributed systems
  • Experience operating in a startup environment
  • Experience with Node
  • Experience building cross platform javascript applications
  • React Experience
  • Unity Experience
  • 10+ years experience

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