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Vadym Malyshev

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since April 22, 2024

Vadym is a senior back-end developer with more than 20 years of experience in IT. He has experience in eCommerce, fintech, investment banking, and security. Proficient in overseeing the entire solution lifecycle, including design, development, and delivery, Vadym excels in managing cross-functional project teams, leading customer negotiations, and aligning delivery outcomes with client expectations.

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Ruslan Atabayev

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since October 21, 2022

Ruslan is a senior software engineer and technical lead with over ten years of industry experience. As a full-stack engineer, he has worked with various languages, including Java, Python, and SQL. Ruslan has experience with database modeling, front- and back-end implementation, and providing additional support.

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Gabriel Landais

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since October 26, 2021

Gabriel is an experienced back-end developer aiming to deliver added value by solving complex problems. He's an expert in creating streaming data integration platforms and delivering scalable multi-tenant APIs into production. Gabriel is a pragmatic and empathetic individual who always delivers high-quality work.

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Lalitha Kolla

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since July 13, 2020

Lalitha is a seasoned software engineer known for solving tough problems. She designed an innovative Cut In/Cut Out approach to reduce days of work to mere hours for a telecommunications client, integrated a highly available MySQL solution for Blue Planet's platform, and implemented a low latency, scalable solution to provide stringent authorization checks for a large healthcare provider. Lalitha is highly effective in building robust, scalable code with 100% coverage.

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Ricardo Gomes

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since May 25, 2022

Ricardo is a senior software engineering and engineering manager with vast experience in event-driven architecture, chaos engineering, and non-functional testing. Among his achievements, resilience and chaos engineering, and event-driven architecture are a highlight of his career. Ricardo prides himself on strategy and implementation within organizations. He is interested mainly in Fintech, and eCommerce industries, leading and helping companies reach high service quality standards.

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Gergo Repas

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since February 3, 2016

Gergo is a Java developer with 12 years of commercial experience in the financial sector, working at investment banks and fintech startups. He co-founded SentryKit and built its back end from scratch, exiting this commercially successful eCommerce SaaS in 2021. Gergo is passionate about distributed systems, scalability, code quality, and productivity through IT automation processes.

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Remya Naadam

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since March 10, 2022

Remya has more than 15 years of software development experience, is very passionate about coding, and is committed to her work. She has extensive experience mainly on .NET frameworks from .NET 2.0 until .NET Core. Remya's main area of focus is building back-end APIs in C# and VB.NET, and she is also experienced in IBM MQ, Apache Kafka, Microservices, and PL/SQL coding.

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Ivan Savin

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since November 15, 2021

Ivan is a software engineer with 10+ years of experience designing and building ETL systems, ML solutions, and distributed systems, using DevOps practices and working with various databases and cloud providers. He cares about healthy and productive engineering culture, development processes, and an environment that boosts the delivery of customer-centered solutions. Although he is an expert in Python, Java, AWS, and React, Ivan chooses the most efficient technology stack for a specific task.

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Michael Dougras da Silva

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since September 21, 2021

Michael is a software engineer with solid experience in distributed systems focusing on scalability—over the last few years, he's been studying architectural patterns and improving his knowledge about cloud computing. He has a great track record while working on big projects at Amazon and Google, and aims to put his major skills—including Python, C#, Java, C++, Apache Kafka, and AWS—into back-end projects with high scale demand for companies experimenting with new technologies and projects.

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Fran Stanic

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since December 30, 2020

Fran is a back-end developer with five years of experience, excelling at mathematical thinking and solving complex algorithmic problems for real-world situations. His language of choice is Go, which he uses to build high-performance applications as well as microservices that communicate via Apache Kafka. Fran has built solutions for scalable betting, traffic control, and early childhood learning.

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Anastasiya Paramonava

Freelance Apache Kafka Developer
Toptal Member Since January 19, 2022

Anastasia is a professional developer with five years of experience working with large corporate clients in finance, insurance, and healthcare. Most of the projects she worked on were developed from scratch to go into production. Anastasia's experience includes knowledge of data warehousing methodologies using numerous ETL technologies and tools, advanced Python development, and deep knowledge of Linux. She enjoys working both independently and as a member of a team.

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