What is a fractional engineering leader?

A CTO, principal engineer, or team lead that splits their time between companies.

Typically a fractional leader will work at a given company for 10-20 hours per week.

How expensive are the engineers you provide?

International folks with 5+ years xp are generally $40k-$80k/year.

Most of the fractional leaders we provide range from $90-$150k/year at 10 hours/week.

How do you make money?

We charge a placement fee between $5 and $15k for international hires that can be spread out over their first 12 months.

We markup the rates of our fractional engineering leaders by $25-$50/hour.

What if my company can’t hire internationally?

Forward can manage legal, HR, and payments for your international employees.

How do you find people?

We design our searches based on the geographies, technologies and experience levels we’re targetting.

We typically hear from 100-300 engineers per search, correspond with 30-50, tech screen 4-8, and send 1-2 over for review.

The top of funnel numbers for fractional leaders are an order of magnitude lower.

How do you vet them?

We use a network of fractional engineering leaders to design and run role-specific technical screens.

We do not run role-independent screens.

How long does this process take?

Up to 2 weeks.

Can you help us hire international contractors?

Yes, provided you need them for at least 3 months.

Can you spin up teams?

Yes, we have experience composing teams of up to 20 contractors and fractional leaders.