Electrical Engineer

Forward, San Francisco, CA

A New Kind of Health Membership, Augmented with Technology

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 hardware engineering team and looking for world-class electrical engineers with experience and expertise in designing and implementing scalable hardware solutions from concept to production. 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.


  • Tackle problems on the boundary of software, hardware, and the real world.
  • Design and develop digital and analog signals with an emphasis on high accuracy sensors for body scanners and hand-held medical devices.
  • Design, build, and test complete electrical prototypes for evaluation of new product ideas or technology concepts. Develop schematics, select all critical components, drive PCB layout, mange PCB fab and assembly, and drive board bring up for final prototype.
  • Develop project documentation including specifications, schematic diagrams, PCB layouts, schedules and presentations to meet requirements and communicate the electrical design and its progress.
  • Drive industrial/electrical design, prototyping, sensor validation & verification, manufacturing, scaling, and quality control across hardware R&D initiatives, preferably including medical & mechatronic products.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure your team delivers safe, functional, reliable, and premium hardware solutions at a high velocity.
  • Anticipate and address technical challenges in your areas via thoughtful tactical execution, strategic long-term planning, and architectural decisions.
  • Work with top-tier software and hardware engineering talent from places like Google X, Amazon, Nvidia, Uber, and NASA JPL.
  • Travel to remote offices, test facilities, engineering partners, or manufacturing partners, as needed.
  • 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.
  • Technical chops - You have breadth and depth of expertise in hardware engineering to lead prototype designs, sensor selection, architectural decisions, vendor identification, test plans, fabrication, safety requirements and material choices. You have a solid track record for solving complex problems from first principles and delivering quality hardware solutions in high-ambiguity environments.
  • 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 mess around with computer vision, hardware hacking, or bioinformatics in your free time? You made your own smart mirror? Boy have we got some fun things for you…
  • Knowledge - You have 5 or more years of professional experience and a BS or MS in electrical engineering or a related field.

The healthcare industry is broken.  We refuse to just move dollars around the healthcare industry. We will rebuild it and fix it. All of it. You will be a major part of the story behind one of the most ambitious startup attempts of the past century. You will work with an expert, highly curated team who not only want to use their talents for good, but in a meaningful, scalable, and sustainable way that will yield global impact.  We won’t finish until a billion people have access to the highest quality healthcare.

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.

About Forward

Forward is a startup redesigning the way we deliver healthcare using all the technologies healthcare has neglected: sensors, mobile, and AI. We were founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber and led by serial-entrepreneur, Adrian Aoun. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including 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).


Want to learn more about Forward? Visit Forward's website.