BPM Engineer at Toptal

We created Toptal to solve an extremely difficult, real-world problem: the talent shortage.
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Job Description

About Toptal

Toptal is a network of the world’s top 3% of software engineering, design, and finance talent – available on demand to help companies accelerate, adapt, and scale. With $100+ million in annual revenue and triple-digit growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun [see this video from The Huffington Post]. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

If you’re not in the job market, you’re exactly the type of person we’re looking for.

Position Description

Toptal is a fast growing business. We accomplished that by implementing a large number of business processes that our systems facilitates, tracks and optimizes. As a business-driven company, we’re constantly looking for ways to streamline business processes, improve their scalability and growth potential.

By joining our team, you’ll get the opportunity to influence the way we implement BPM into our systems. You will be helping the rest of the development team to gain an understanding of the best way to implement our business processes.

We never compromise on quality - we will dedicate whatever resources are needed to create the best possible solution.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere; however, we do things like rent out hotels in Africa or mansions in Thailand, and you will certainly be invited to come work with us.


  • Creating a brand new BPM engine based on a solid mathematical modeling language.
  • Modeling business processes using the BPM engine.
  • Proactively bringing BPM expertise to continuously improve the engine and business processes.
  • Ensuring robustness and ease of understanding of Toptal’s business processes.
  • Educating internal developers on business process modelling techniques and on common patterns and pitfall avoidance.


  • Experience with an object oriented programming language (i.e. Ruby, Python, Java, C#, …)
  • A passion for understanding, modelling and improving business processes management in companies.
  • Previous hands-on experience with building a BPM engine from scratch
  • 2+ years of experience using a major BPM system (Activiti, Camunda, Oracle, IBM, etc.) to design business processes.
  • Post production support experience.
  • Experience developing a BPM (or similar) engine is a bonus.
  • Mathematical background is a bonus, in particular experience with Petri Nets.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with attention to details.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Communicates effectively, works collaboratively and cooperatively with others.
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  • Bozhidar Batsov
    With multiple degrees in Computer Science, Bozhidar is a hacker obsessed with Ruby, Clojure, and Emacs. He loves solving challenging problems and building neat stuff. He's a serial open source contributor, a frequent speaker at conferences, and an avid technical blogger. At Toptal, Bozhidar is dedicated to building a world-class development team and creating superb products for all Toptal clients, developers, and team members.
  • Taso Du Val
    With experience as a lead engineer at Fotolog (acquired by Hi-Media for $100m) and Slide (acquired by Google for $228m), as well as experience with his own start-ups, Taso brings top engineering knowledge and management experience to Toptal. While running a small engineering consulting firm, Taso recognized that while many of his co-workers overseas were just as good as his friends and colleagues at Google, Facebook, and other companies with distinguished engineering talent, it was simply very difficult for such companies to connect with the right engineers remotely. Toptal was thus created as a solution to the sky-rocketing demand for top engineers in Silicon Valley, the US, and Europe despite the shrinking local graduation rates of such engineers. Taso was recently selected by Forbes as one of its 30 under 30 in Enterprise Technology.
  • Alexander Danilenko
    As Toptal's CTO, Alexander is the technical leader of Toptal's 20+ core engineering teams, focusing on technical innovation across Toptal's state-of-the-art platform and associated products, including building a new programming language that powers Toptal's operational infrastructure and other architectural investments that are core to Toptal's ability to innovate. Alexander has an MA in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and has done further research in Computer-Human Interaction at the Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Science.
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