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Gabriel Queiroz Silva

Freelance Chef Developer
BrazilToptal Member Since January 10, 2017

Gabriel is a certified Magento developer who writes clean code and follows best practices, and he is also an experienced PHP developer. He has a vast knowledge on Magento (versions 1 and 2) and private cloud management using XenServer and Opscode Chef Server. He decided to have a go at freelancing because he wanted to focus on development, work on interesting projects, and have the freedom to travel.

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Mahattam Tomar

Freelance Chef Developer
AustraliaToptal Member Since April 2, 2020

Mahattam is a DevOps consultant and worked with many clients to implement DevOps best practices. He has implemented the continuous integration solutions using Jenkins tool to deploy and keeping infrastructure and configuration as code by using Terraform, Ansible, and Chef tools to make an application to scale and available in reliable fashion 24/7. He has also worked on the serverless framework to deploy a Node.js front end as a static website and AWS lambda functions as a back end.

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Robert Jackson

Freelance Chef Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2021

Robert has been working with computer technology for over 20 years, primarily on the Linux platform, but he has much experience with other platforms as well. Over the last seven years, he has been working with virtualization and cloud platforms. In his current roles, he has supported many development teams with the help of third-party tooling as well as custom in-house tooling to create a more streamline CI/CD development and deployment process.

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Mariana Bravo

Freelance Chef Developer
BrazilToptal Member Since September 24, 2017

Mariana is a versatile generalist developer with over ten years of experience in projects including full-stack web application development, infrastructure automation, and legacy back-end services. She is passionate about doing quality work that delivers value to clients quickly and iteratively.

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Wojciech Chemijewski

Freelance Chef Developer
PolandToptal Member Since May 2, 2019

Wojciech is an experienced automation & deployment engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the IT industry. He has extensive experience in programming (Perl, Ruby, and Bash) and the development of complex, reusable deployment automation, orchestration, maintenance, migration, monitoring, and environmental assessment tools. He’s able to work in international teams, product management, product engineering, consulting, sales, and support.

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Nathan Cerny

Freelance Chef Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since April 29, 2021

Nathan is a customer-facing technical executive with expertise in DevOps. He has driven digital transformations at multiple Fortune 500 companies, used his leadership skills to dramatically improve team retention, and created rules for cloud-based reapers that resulted in a savings of over $10,000/month. Nathan bridges the gap between client's existing processes and the methodologies that will help them succeed. Nathan thrives on interactions between systems and holistic architecture.

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Daniel Vagg

Freelance Chef Developer
NetherlandsToptal Member Since November 1, 2021

Daniel is a creative problem solver and critical thinker with an academic background in physics and over five years of industry experience in computing and solutions—from autonomous stratospheric gliders to data analysis platforms for satellites. Daniel enjoys working with problems from a conceptual stage up to completion and will often iterate over several prototypes in the process.

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Renan Tomazoni Pinzon

Freelance Chef Developer
BrazilToptal Member Since July 14, 2023

Renan is a skilled data engineer with a software engineering background and 15 years of experience. He has worked with Zenvia, PagoNxt, and Neogrid, leading the creation of a Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance data platform and architecting new data solutions on AWS and Azure. Proficient in Scala, Java, Spark, Flink, Hadoop, Kafka, AWS, and Azure, Renan is a valuable asset in any organization.

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Erik Bielefeldt

Freelance Chef Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since December 13, 2016

Erik is a software developer with fifteen years of back-end experience and a proven track record of architecting, planning, and executing large projects. In addition to being an individual contributor, he has excellent leadership and management skills, and is committed to delivering on time and to spec.

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Radoslav Terezka

Freelance Chef Developer
SlovakiaToptal Member Since December 12, 2017

Radoslav is a passionate Drupal developer who started with Drupal in 2009 with version 5.x. Each line of code he writes makes sense, does what it is supposed to do, and corresponds to Drupal's best coding practices. Throughout his career, he's worked on multiple international Drupal projects and he's also become a huge fan of all kinds of automation including provisioning, migrating, building, testing, and deploying.

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Dan Meyers

Freelance Chef Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since November 9, 2018

Dan has been working with IT infrastructure for over 18 years and is passionate about his work. He loves moving software into production using the latest and greatest technologies and methodologies. Dan fits well into any software development organization and loves to collaborate. He'd love to work on client ideas that need to be built, deployed, and scaled in the cloud.

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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.

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A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Chef developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Chef developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Chef developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Chef developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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 Chef developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Chef 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.

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    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.

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

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