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Strategy and Operations Associate


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. 

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), and Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder). 

Press and Videos:

Virtual Tour of Forward [YouTube]

"Health Moves Forward" [CEO Blog Post]

Series D Funding Funds Doctor-led Programs [TechCrunch]

Forward - What Quality Healthcare Should Look Like [Mashable] 

Primary Care Start-ups Vying for 170B Market [Business Insider]  

“The Pivot to Virtual Care” [Chief Medical Officer @ Stanford Medicine]

The Meaning of Trans Broken-Arm Syndrome [USA Today]

You Will:

  • Work alongside cross-functional stakeholders to solve high priority problems and drive key decisions around strategy and execution 
  • Deliver ad hoc analyses that answer key questions and further strategic initiatives
  • Develop and implement experiments that maximize learning in a short period of time
  • Build and scale our processes and tools to drive rapid scaling while continuously improving efficiency and speed of execution
  • Learn what it takes to build a world-changing startup, both by osmosis and through constant interaction with the Operations team
  • And much more!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in strategy, program management, and/or operational execution
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Proven ability to understand and operate within complex systems 
  • Proven ability to communicate abstract information to different audiences
  • Strong analytical skills. Proficient in spreadsheets and a quick study in data management

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience at a high-growth startup
  • Degree in data science, statistics, economics, mathematics, or other quantitative fields, and/or a background in consulting, investment banking, or related field
  • Some exposure to R, Python, and/or SQL and a willingness to keep learning

The base salary range for this full-time position is $75,000-$220,000, plus equity and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by factors including job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and location.


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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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.

Information collected and processed as part of any job application you choose to submit is subject to Forward’s Privacy Notice to California Job Applicants.

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