Freelance Artificial Intelligence jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance Artificial Intelligence jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top developers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.

Grow your career by working with top companies

Grow your career by working with top companies

At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.

Never worry about payments

Never worry about payments

At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced developers.

Design your own lifestyle

Design your own lifestyle

No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Have a bug? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top engineers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly gain professional expertise in a new technology.

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of advanced technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Engineering Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.

Speak at conferences and attend events

Speak at conferences and attend events

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal Artificial Intelligence community:

Darin Erat Sleiter

Florianópolis - State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Darin is a data scientist and engineer with a PhD in physics from Stanford. He's passionate about data and machine learning and has work... Read More

Dan Napierski

Boston, MA, United States

Dan is a software architect and technology professional focusing on applications of blockchain technologies. He has years of experience ... Read More

Eva Bojorges Rodriguez

Texcoco, Mexico

Eva is a skilled back-end developer and machine learning engineer with experience in scalability issues, system administration, and more... Read More

Anthony Sistilli

Toronto, ON, Canada

With over four years of industry experience, Anthony specializes in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He can provide a PhD l... Read More

Miguel Duarte

Lisbon, Portugal

Miguel has extensive experience developing complex systems—such as robotic simulation platforms and distributed computing systems. He ha... Read More

Omar Pera Mira

New York, NY, United States

Over the past four years, Omar has launched more than 10 Android applications, 4 of which have over a million users each. He's got a Top... Read More

Goran Trlin

Grude, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Goran is a talented computer programmer with 15 years of experience. He has extensive experience in dozens of programming languages and ... Read More

Josip Bojčić

Split, Croatia

Josip is a computer science professional with skills from a variety of fields. He works well solo or on a team. He's highly motivated in... Read More

Nenad Spuzic

Belgrade, Serbia

Nenad is a polyglot software engineer with over five years of professional experience in developing web and mobile applications, using a... Read More

See 3 typical Artificial Intelligence jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite AI engineers for their mission-critical jobs.

Machine Learning Engineer
Machine Learning, Python, TensorFlow, AWS

We are a digital creative platform with a large client base working to democratize access to digital content. We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to join our product and data team produce predictive models using AWS, TensorFlow, and other tools. The ideal developer will have experience analyzing data and building regression models.

R Algorithm Developer
Python, R

We are a digital marketing agency utilizing social media data to bring our clients data-backed insights for marketing campaigns. We are looking for an R developer to create an algorithm for an automated customer segmentation platform. The ideal hire will have experience with Python and is a self-starter as the only programmer within our small team.

R Mentor
R

We are a business consultancy and research & advisory firm with global operations and high-profile partners. We’re looking to hire a mentor to work with us on R programming and help us approach problems in R. The ideal hire has a high level of expertise in R, combined with an interest in teaching or mentoring others.

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.

Trusted by:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join tech conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish technical papers alongside AI engineers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of AI engineers.

Why do top Artificial Intelligence experts join Toptal?

Nikola Tanković

Lecturer in Computer Science
Croatia

Nikola is a distributed applications architect, researcher, and software engineer. As a university lecturer and post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in computer science, he has a strong analytical approach to problem solving. His communication and coordination skills were developed throughout a six-year CTO and consultancy stint in various software engineering projects from diverse business domains.

Evolving software right is tough work, but doing it with Python makes it fun. It comes with batteries included so you can experiment and gain insights fast. With Python you feel like a superhero, and with Toptal you get to be one. Finally you'll get to choose the projects and technologies that make your heart vibrate. You'll enjoy your work with respected clients while having full confidence that Toptal will handle all the rest.

João Filgueiras

Machine Learning Engineer
Porto, Portugal

João is an accomplished researcher and prototype developer with a special talent for breaking down large problems into solvable pieces. His background in R&D gives him the edge in implementing efficient, effective, and sophisticated yet clean solutions.

Being part of Toptal has allowed me to pursue several of the most interesting projects I've ever worked on, especially when it comes to AI and Data Science. From music recommendation engines to complex NLP tasks in healthcare, I have had the opportunity to put my expertise to good use in concrete and challenging projects. If that weren't enough, I've also met incredible people, clients, and colleagues alike, learning a lot in the process.

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.

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