Back-end Developers

Hire the Top 3% of Freelance Back-end Developers

Toptal is a marketplace for top back-end developers and coders. CEOs, CTOs, and management at top companies and startups work with Toptal back-end freelancers to augment their development teams for back-end development, app development, web development, and other software development projects to achieve their business needs.

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Charles Grady

Freelance Back-end Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since September 26, 2022

Charles is primarily a back-end developer specializing in Python. He has more than 16 years of experience developing RESTful APIs, high-throughput computations, and cluster interfaces in an open source environment. Charles published papers, gave conference presentations, and taught domestic and international workshops showcasing the tools he created, the community infrastructure, and his research projects.

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Adam Bernot

Freelance Back-end Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since February 10, 2021

Adam is a software engineer specializing in back-end development, with additional expertise in DevOps and front-end development. He loves working with Go, Kubernetes, and cloud-native applications. Adam has extensive experience in leadership, diverse issues, collaboration, and compassion. He believes it's the people who make the work fantastic.

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Robert-Jan Mahieu

Freelance Back-end Developer
Netherlands
Toptal Member Since November 5, 2021

Robert-Jan is a back-end developer with 13 years of experience. He recently helped scale a Dutch fintech startup from the first lines of code to unicorn status. Robert-Jan is exceptionally skilled at quickly finding his way in new platforms or APIs and database design and performance optimization. He takes ownership, delivers on time, and aims for the best possible outcome in any given scenario.

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Irune Itoiz

Freelance Back-end Developer
Sweden
Toptal Member Since March 31, 2016

Irune is a motivated and skilled back-end web developer with 20 years of commercial experience specializing in open source technologies such as WordPress, Craft CMS, and PHP development using a variety of frameworks. The code she writes is very structured, commented, and well-written. When you talk to her, it is evident that she is good at what she does. She has worked remotely before and knows the benefits of excellent communication.

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Marco Martins Castanho

Freelance Back-end Developer
Portugal
Toptal Member Since June 11, 2021

Marco is a software engineer with six years of experience in IT, focusing on both back-end and front-end development. After graduating with an MSc in electrical engineering and computer science, he worked as an IT consultant in Lisbon, Portugal. He accepted the challenge of moving abroad to France to gather experience working in international contexts. Since then, Marco has worked as a software engineer, technical lead, and scrum master on various projects.

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Thomas Wuillemin

Freelance Back-end Developer
Cyprus
Toptal Member Since October 2, 2021

Thomas is a seasoned senior back-end developer and architect. In the past twenty years, he had the opportunity to work in various environments. His experience allows him to offer the most suitable solution matching business requirements, robustness expectations, and stakeholders' timelines. Coming from the Java world, Thomas nonetheless favors a pragmatic approach regarding technical decisions.

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Leah Sapan

Freelance Back-end Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since August 31, 2015

Leah is a motivated, self-taught, and analytical thinker with over 13 years of professional software development experience. She has a proven history of architecting, developing, and deploying full-featured web applications that focus on user experience and performant back-end design. Leah can manage multiple projects through the software development lifecycle, thrives in challenging environments to meet stringent deadlines, and has a deep passion for mentoring and growing colleagues.

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Francis Brassard

Freelance Back-end Developer
Canada
Toptal Member Since September 17, 2019

Francis has built and led teams that have successfully developed robust and efficient PHP and Python back-end apps. To projects, he brings over a decade of hands-on experience with high-availability, high-traffic apps in both monolithic and microservice architectures. Francis is the type of developer who strives to improve himself and those around him while using cutting-edge tech and adhering to the highest quality standards as much as possible.

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Adil Haritah

Freelance Back-end Developer
Portugal
Toptal Member Since May 29, 2019

Adil is a back-end and cloud engineer with over a decade of professional experience working with many startups worldwide on projects ranging from web APIs to asynchronous microservices and modern cloud and cloud-native deployments. He currently specializes in Go back-end application development. Adil is very rigorous, detail-oriented, and committed to the timely delivery of robust solutions. He also loves following industry trends and best practices closely.

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Camilo Gonzalez

Freelance Back-end Developer
Colombia
Toptal Member Since June 25, 2021

Camilo is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience in different industries, including financial services and mobile gaming. Camilo is comfortable working in any portion of the SDLC, and he specializes in back-end development and architecture, primarily with Java and with Go, Python, and Rust. Camilo has also managed and mentored multiple development teams to deliver projects while simultaneously helping them grow and improve their software development practices.

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Nino Mumladze

Freelance Back-end Developer
Georgia
Toptal Member Since April 2, 2021

Nino is a software engineer with five years of industry experience in back-end development and, more recently, in data engineering internships at Amazon and Facebook. She has both theoretical and practical knowledge in cloud computing and distributed systems backed by a bachelor's degree in computer science. Nino will also complete a master's degree in data engineering and analytics from the Technical University of Munich in 2021.

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Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a startup, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace

CEO & Co-Founder

I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

Paul Fenley

Director

The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller

CEO

Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

Jason Kulik

Co-Founder

As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

Stuart Pocknee

Principal

How to Hire Back-end Developers Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right back-end developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new back-end developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal back-end developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our back-end developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire back-end developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a back-end developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal back-end developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your back-end developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

  • What type of talent does Toptal have?

    Our platform hosts a very diverse range of skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds. Our freelancers range from software engineers, user experience designers, project management experts, and product managers to finance experts who have worked at leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more. Our software developers are front-end developers, back-end developers and full stack developers who are highly skilled in multiple programming languages. They also have years of experience in cross-platform projects in Android, iOS, Wordpress, and others, building high quality mobile applications, e-commerce stores, and SaaS and web applications.

  • What other services does Toptal provide?

    Besides our talent matching services, we also provide web and application development services like a development company. Through our Toptal Projects team, we assemble cross-functional teams of senior project managers, web developers, app developers, user interface designers, and other technical skills. Our team members follow a well-defined development process to build a fully functional solution.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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