Forerunner builds intelligent tools that help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. We empower government agencies to access, understand, and ...View Company Profile
We believe that climate adaptation is a necessity, not a luxury, and communities deserve access to powerful software that helps them plan for the future. The challenge of climate change is complex – it implicates how municipalities plan, manage capital, and communicate to both residents and higher levels of government. Forerunner helps local communities do these things better by empowering them to access, understand, and mobilize local-level flood risk data at scale.
The engineering team at Forerunner strives to be small but dedicated, working relentlessly to help local governmental bodies and their floodplain managers reason about the flooding risks that all communities face in the USA. The domain is complicated, nuanced, and rapidly changing, and we at Forerunner break down this complexity for our users so they can do what truly matters - fight against climate change and the possible loss of homes in the case of flooding.
Engineers at Forerunner can work remotely from anywhere within the United States, so long as they are willing to work on either Eastern or Central timezones. We offer schedule flexibility and ask for accountability in return. We are unable to sponsor H1-B visas at this time, so permanent residency or citizenship is required.
Our tech stack and other engineering tools include, but are not limited to:
While expertise with all of the technologies above is by no means not necessary, a working understanding of at least a few of them is required.
We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply - the problem of climate change impact all of us, and we want to reflect that within our team's composition.
A Technical Lead Manager (TLM) at Forerunner is responsible for managing a team of engineers on two major fronts:
We expect our TLMs to spend roughly 20-30% of their time coding and 70-80% of their time performing their technical leadership and managerial duties. More explicitly, these duties are:
Prior management experience is required for this role, as we’re looking for someone with at least 1-2 years of experience managing engineers on a small team.
We strongly believe in preparing our TLMs with the context they need to be successful managers before they take on direct reports. Upon hire, they spend three / four months becoming familiar with the Forerunner codebase, our engineering processes, and the company’s overall mission and feature set. During this time, TLMs are not directly managing a team so that they have time to ramp up!
Forerunner is an early stage company with an interdisciplinary team. We are motivated by seemingly intractable problems and work hard to support one another.
We're mission-driven. Our mission orients our business strategy and pushes us to work with a sense of urgency. We’re in the weeds - our entire team spends time engaging with our partners in the field to better understand the real-world problems they face.
We're a small team. As a member of our growing team, you will quickly become an invaluable part of our organization and have a meaningful impact on our business and technical direction. We welcome unique perspectives and backgrounds. Your opinion matters and we hope you'll share it.
We build each other up. A team works best when its members are adequately equipped with the tools to tackle the problems they are facing. Forerunner strives to provide adequate feedback and appropriate learning opportunities to help all its team members expand their skills.
We want you to be happy and healthy. Forerunner offers competitive compensation, health/vision/dental coverage (we pay 70%), a 401k plan, and one expensed lunch per week. We also have a quarterly wellness reimbursement so that you can have flexibility in defining what “health” means to you.