Software Engineer, Data Science

Forward San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

Forward is on a bold mission to make high quality healthcare available to a billion people across the globe. We're building the world's most advanced healthcare platform from the ground up, combining hardware, software and doctors under one roof. We are scaling our engineering team and looking for world-class engineers with experience and expertise in Data Science, Machine Learning and AI. As an early member of our engineering team, you'll have a key role in building the future of healthcare from first principles.

Forward was founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including Founder's Fund, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet Chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce Founder), Joe Lonsdale (Palantir Founder), Joshua Kushner (Oscar co-Founder) and Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder).

You can read our story here or check out a quick YouTube video.


  • Develop algorithms and design highly scalable software solutions for real world problems using data science and machine learning.

  • Collaborate with domain experts in fields like AI and NLP. Our engineers made major contributions to projects such as Amazon Go and TensorFlow.

  • Work with top-flight software and hardware engineering talent from places like Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Palantir, and NASA JPL.

  • Own entire projects while working alongside cross-functional teams of doctors, designers, and operators.

  • Your work will directly contribute to saving and improving people's lives. For real. :)


  • Impact
  • You're deeply mission-driven and you think there's more to life than software that enables puppy ears to be superimposed on photos. Although we concede those are cute.
  • Data Science
  • You have experience developing production software involving building data models for consumer or industrial applications. You are familiar with robust and scalable infrastructure for visualization and presentation.
  • Product passion
  • You care about the bits you ship ending up in users' hands, and work backwards from user needs to come up with solutions to problems.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • You're a self-starter who loves to own things end-to-end. You don't ask for permission - you're too busy making things happen.
  • Team player
  • You know how to make those around you better and feed off their energy. You take care of your teammates.
  • Curiosity
  • You like to prototype mobile apps based on the latest psychological research in habit formation in your free time? You open sourced your own neural network library? Boy have we got some fun things for you
  • You have a BS, MS or PhD in computer science or a related field with focus on data science or machine learning.


We don't want to just move dollars around the healthcare industry - we want to rebuild it and fix it. All of it. You'd be a major part of the story behind one of the most ambitious startup attempts of the past decade and you'd work with a team of people who want to use their talents for good.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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