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Alessandro Iob, Austria

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since July 8, 2013
Alessandro is a top freelance architect and developer with a number of skills. He has designed and developed API services, games, process automation systems, fault-tolerant distributed systems, and multi-platform applications. He has also reverse-engineered PLCs and interfaced with refrigerator systems. Click to continue

Mikael Kessler, United States

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since October 14, 2013
Mikael is a detail-oriented front-end engineer that uses technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery to deliver high quality, standard-compliant builds. He has extensive experience and proficiency with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Heroku, among other server-side technologies and app deployment platforms. Click to continue

Alexander Yaremchuk, Ukraine

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since September 3, 2013
Alex is an entrepreneur at heart, executive in practice with 5+ years of management and development (senior PHP developer) experience in both startup and corporate environments. He always enjoys taking on new challenges and can easily adapt to unfamiliar frameworks or technologies. Click to continue

Pedro Moreira Torres, Portugal

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since March 11, 2013
Pedro is a talented mobile and web software engineer with successful entrepreneurial experience. He has a strong background in back-end development, as well as in iOS, Android, and HTML5 apps. He is very passionate about new technologies, and strives to master and utilize the newest tools. Click to continue

Ignacio Freiberg, Argentina

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since June 28, 2012
Ignacio is a software engineer and architect with more than 8 years of experience in many programming languages, libraries, and frameworks. He enjoys working in freelance mode to give him the opportunity to constantly develop new skills, and he is familiar with many different paradigms and technologies. Click to continue

Andrei Latyshau, Canada

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since December 28, 2013
Andrei is an expert software designer with 6 years of hands-on experience in development of APIs and frameworks. He is a pragmatic systems architect, deep thinker, and generalist with strong skills to conceptualize complexities, uncertain ideas, and abstractions. He has been a passionate and inventive programmer, researcher, and self-learner since his school days. Click to continue

Bryce Ott, United States

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since April 17, 2014
With more than fifteen years working as an engineer, architect, director, vice president, and CTO, Bryce brings a deep understanding of enterprise software, management, and technical strategy to any project. His specialties include Amazon Web Services (AWS), real-time systems, business intelligence, big data, enterprise web apps, scalability, education, and open-source software. Click to continue

Tomislav Krnic, Croatia

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since September 21, 2012
Tomislav is a freelance web developer and designer with over 10 years of experience working independently and as a project leader. He has built CMS's from start to finish, including developing a project plan, creating the UI/UX, and programming the front and back-end. Portfolio: http://tomislav.krnic.info/v-2 Click to continue

Filippo Conforti, Italy

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since June 13, 2015
Previously the lead architect for Gucci's eCommerce business, Filippo specializes in developing beautiful applications with Ruby on Rails, and has 9+ years of engineering experience. He strongly believes in TDD as the only way to build rock-solid code that makes his clients happy. He loves building for other developers too, by designing and creating the REST APIs they wish they had. Click to continue

Pedro Melo Campos, Portugal

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since January 9, 2013
Pedro is an entrepreneur and software engineer with extensive mobile and web development experience. He has developed projects for numerous startups, agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of mobile platforms. Pedro also excels in software architecture and solving challenging problems. Click to continue
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