Hire the top 3% of freelance back-end developers.

Toptal is a marketplace for top back-end developers, engineers, programmers, coders, architects, and consultants. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal back-end freelancers for their mission critical software projects.

We've been blown away by the level of talent we've been able to hire through Toptal.

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Our Exclusive Network of Back-End Developers

Jonathan Peterson

Back-End Developer

Jon has over twenty years of professional development experience. For the last ten years or so, he's been concentrating on server-side Java, working remotel...y with small companies, over the full stack. He's a co-founder of a successful software-as-a-service company, IndieMade, and has managed tech teams large and small. He has a BA in computer science from Cornell University and an MSCS from the University of Massachusetts. 

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Eva Bojorges Rodriguez

Back-End Developer

Eva is a skilled back-end developer and machine learning engineer with experience in scalability issues, system administration, and more. She has a flair fo...r well-structured, readable, and maintainable applications and excellent knowledge of Python, Ruby, and Go. She is a quick learner and has worked in teams of all sizes. 

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Ted Cohn

Back-End Developer

Ted has 30+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, developed Pleo the... dinosaur as well as Orderscape restaurant search/food ordering voicebot, and worked for Apple, Excite, and NeXT. He enjoys developing new concepts and technology, leading teams, innovating, and delivering incredible products. He has superb communication and presentation skills. 

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Calvin Froedge

Back-End Developer

Calvin is a strong Python programmer and an expert JavaScript developer with over 3,000 hours of paid React experience. He has experience in a diverse range... of systems, from web to desktop and embedded. He has been described as very bright, very enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. He has written front-end code on websites used by millions of people. Calvin is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and the founder of Tennessee's first hackathon. 

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Zoran Melis

Back-End Developer

Zoran is a software engineer with over ten years of professional experience with a wide range of technologies. He has worked with C/C++, Python, Go, JavaScr...ipt, Java, and more. Currently focusing on full-stack, scalable applications development, he has been a part of teams of all sizes in environments ranging from small private companies to Google. 

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Artem Galtsev

Back-End Developer

Artem is a web developer and programmer with 9+ years of experience working within large companies and on his own. He enjoys working on interesting and chal...lenging projects that enable him to apply and further his skills, and looks forward to taking on new projects. 

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Nikola Topalovic

Back-End Developer

Nikola is an experienced software engineer with a strong math and computer science background. His career spanned different domains and technologies and he... can work within the whole spectrum of development, from architectural and programming requirements to deployment, testing, and technical writing. 

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Hire Back-End Developers Seamlessly with Toptal

1
Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of engineering will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2
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.
3
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.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal back-end developers different?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for 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.

  • How fast can I hire back-end developers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a back-end developer within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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 in under 2 weeks 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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