Why Toptal?

Many companies — both large and small — have faced challenges with outsourcing related to candidate qualifications, team dynamics, and bottom-line financials. Our unique solution addresses these concerns.

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Time to find a developer
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0-3 weeks
1-4 Months
1-3 Months
2
Recruiting fee
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$0
$10-40k
$0
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Quality guarantee
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4
Failure rate
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Very low
Low
Very high
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Pre-screened candidates
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6
Termination costs
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None
Very high
1-3 months
  • And the list goes on…
  • * Elance, Guru, etc.
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The qualifications of our engineers
  • Role-specific quality

    Our engineers have a tried and tested track record of programming brilliance. We match your company with engineers that have extensive experience relevant to the role you're trying to fill (for any web, mobile, or desktop technology stack).

  • Overall quality

    Beyond their brilliant technical capabilities, our engineers are also screened on their personal qualities including attitude, ethical values, energy, education, and English proficiency. We want to ensure they're amazing teammates, not just amazing workers.

  • Risk-free trial

    Every time you work with a new Toptal engineer, you will have a trial period to decide whether they meet your needs. If you don't find the engineer to be extraordinary, you will not be charged (and you can even keep any code written during the trial).

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Your team dynamics
  • Quick team ramp-up

    Our engineers are well-versed in a variety of project management and collaboration tools. They have the ability to smoothly and quickly adapt to those used by your company—even if they're obscure.

  • Painless communication

    Our engineers speak, read, and write English both clearly and fluently.

  • Reliability & flexibility

    Although we hope you work with our engineers long-term, you can scale your Toptal team up or down within a matter of weeks, not months or years. We have worked with companies to build their initial engineering teams, fill positions for specific projects, and expand team capabilities during "crunch-times." As you transition between these company milestones, you may also transition any developer to a part-time role or stop using their services just as quickly as you started using them. We try to make this process as agile as your business.

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Your bottom-line financials
  • Simple, cost-effective pricing

    For the engineering talent you get, this is a steal. We have saved client companies upward of $1 million per year. Our pricing is straight-forward—lease our engineers part- or full- time for a fixed price on a weekly basis. No hidden fees.

  • Additional savings

    Beyond our competitive weekly pricing, with Toptal you don't have to worry about benefits, stock options, vacation time, unemployment, termination hassle, paperwork, recruiting time and money, etc. We take care of those details.

  • Team value

    Company value—especially for start-ups—is largely impacted by your ability to build a rockstar team and product. Unfortunately, putting together a great team to build a great product takes substantial amounts of time and money. Whether a Toptal engineer is hired to provide in-house engineers with more bandwidth or to extend the team's capabilities, they enable your company to build your team and product faster.