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Fully remote

Python Serverless Dev (XO)

About Us

Forward is the fastest, easiest, cheapest way for a restaurant to make money online. Forward makes it easy to set up a virtual restaurant and run a restaurant’s online delivery business. Our mission is to become the off-premise (delivery, takeout, drive-thru) operating system for SMB restaurant owners. Off-premise and digital sales are booming and Forward will become the technology backbone for SMB restaurants. Within 19 months of launch, Forward has grown to over 600+ restaurants across the country processing over 1M+ orders.

Forward is backed by some of the best early-stage investors: Y CombinatorFloodgateSlow Ventures, and SV Angel. We are also backed by amazing angels: Michael Seibel (Managing Director, Y Combinator), Babak Nivi (Cofounder AngelList), Kyle Vogt (CEO, Cruise), Daniel Kan (Cofounder, Cruise), Ryan Delk (CEO, Primer), Dan Romero (Cofounder, Farcaster), Guillaume Luccisano (Cofounder, Triplebyte), Ram Shriram (Founding Board Member, Google), Jeff Morris Jr. (Managing Director, Chapter One Ventures), Ravi Parikh (CEO, Airplane), Bobby Goodlatte (GP Form Capital) and many more.


  • All In Or Nothing: Progress requires hard work. A-players put their best foot forward and invest the time & energy required to reach their goals.

  • Frugality: Do more with less. Aim to be efficient with the given resources and work to exceed outputs with given inputs.

  • Think Big: Look to the future and constantly think of innovative ways we can serve our customers better.

  • Laser Focus: Saying no is more important than saying yes. Focus on a single goal and direct all resources to achieve that goal.

  • Be Bold: Make clear yes decisions. Be confident and ready to advocate for your decisions.

Why Forward?

Forward is rapidly scaling and looking for a Serverless Backend Developer to help execute on the vision of the company and create a culture of engineering excellence. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a fast growing company that is built on a high impact, fast-paced culture.

We are looking for high-caliber, ambitious engineers who want build and define the applications and infrastructure that will power restaurants. Our engineering team focuses on using the latest, cutting-edge cloud, data, and application frameworks that will power critical operations across the US. Our teams work on projects ranging from: Android applications that power kitchen operations and order deliveries, beautiful web applications with rich data visualizations, highly scalable cloud/serverless backend systems, and robust, scalable data pipelines.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • High energy team working on disrupting the trillion dollar restaurant industry in the US

  • Fast paced, extremely focused culture predicated around productionizing critical products for small business owners

  • Large, impactful products that will be the core operating system of America’s SMB restaurants

Skills & Requirements

  • Developer with industry experience in Python (2+ years)

  • Must have strong experience in building production-ready code that ships to many users

  • Proficient/Familiar with the following technologies: AWS Cognito, S3, Lambda, SQS, State Functions, RDS, Postgres, DynamoDB, CDK, Serverless Framework, EC2

  • Should have experience with Github Actions for CI/CD and infrastructure as code through CDK, Terraform, and/or Serverless Framework

  • Should have experience in building backend projects from end to end (project formation + planning to building CI/CD pipelines and productionization)

How To Apply

We are shaping the future of the food delivery industry. If this sounds like something you want to dedicate time and energy towards, please email us at hannah.ben[email protected], attach your resume or LinkedIn profile.