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Ben Mishkin

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United States
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since March 10, 2017

Ben is a seasoned engineering leader with 20 years of experience in cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and security. He specializes in ML/AI and LLMs and holds certifications in AWS and GCP. He has led teams across various industries, including healthcare, social networks, eCommerce, and video games. With computer science, machine learning, and finance expertise, Ben has HIPAA, PCI, and SOC2 compliance experience. He excels in writing code and architecting buildouts and migrations.

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Carlos Sanabria

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United States
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since April 4, 2023

Carlos is a highly skilled problem solver passionate about cloud technology, automation, and empowering others to grow. With over seven years of experience designing and deploying cloud-native solutions for large enterprise customers at AWS and Google Cloud, he possesses a deep understanding of the technical landscape and a talent for finding innovative solutions to complex problems. Carlos's commitment to excellence and collaboration makes him an invaluable partner to clients and colleagues.

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Lu Xin

Freelance Cloud Engineer
Canada
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since March 15, 2023

Lu has amassed over two decades of experience in the IT industry, with six years specializing as a cloud architect and SRE. His expertise spans cloud architecture design, IaC, CI/CD, VPC and IAM management, security, reliability engineering, performance optimization, cost management, compliance and governance, and disaster recovery planning. Lu boasts extensive experience across various domains, encompassing Government e-Services, law enforcement and justice, finance, and healthcare industries.

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Jun Wang

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United States
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since January 17, 2023

Jun is a results-driven, forward-thinking technologist with comprehensive experience building mission-critical enterprise systems and transforming legacy systems into cloud-based solutions. He has demonstrated consistent execution excellence via effective leadership and problem-solving. He also draws out concepts, patterns, and practices into workable business solutions. Jun's core competencies include Azure solution architecture, development, delivery, microservices, DevOps, and hybrid clouds.

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Emiliano Angieri

Freelance Cloud Engineer
Italy
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since November 3, 2022

Emiliano is a cloud engineer with 11 years of experience with AWS architecture. He helps customers with cloud migration and adoption, designs cloud-native solutions, and migrates existing workloads to containerized infrastructure. Emiliano is an expert at creating reproducible infrastructure, reducing infrastructure costs, improving infrastructure security availability and performance, and automating the software delivery process.

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Wilfried Kouma

Freelance Cloud Engineer
Canada
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since May 4, 2022

Wilfried is an experienced analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in Python, .NET Core, DevOps, and Cloud Architecture. Wilfried is a fast learner, able to ramp up very quickly and grasp all relevant aspects of a project in record time, bringing efficient and creative solutions to complex problems.

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Satyanarayan Mishra

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United States
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since March 13, 2023

Satyanarayan has 18 years of expertise in the retail, banking, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. He is a certified cloud architect, network engineer, and DevOps architect focusing on Google Cloud and Azure. His extensive experience includes migrating legacy eCommerce loyalty and mainframe applications and modernizing and rehosting them in Azure. Satyanarayan also works on a supply chain inventory visibility project using Google Cloud.

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Mohamed Chiheb Ben Jemaa

Freelance Cloud Engineer
Germany
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since March 7, 2023

Mohamed is an engineer with over five years of experience in information technology, specializing in Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies. Having a software development and site reliability engineering background, he is an avid open-source contributor interested in advanced Kubernetes topics. Mohamed has solid knowledge of Kubernetes ecosystem, Google Cloud Platform, and Terraform.

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Vijaya Sekar

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United Arab Emirates
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since February 22, 2023

Vijaya is an enterprise cloud architect with 22 years of public cloud design experience, specializing in app modernization, cloud security, networking, data management, and automation. He helps businesses on their digital transformation journeys by moving workloads to the cloud and implementing a DevOps culture using the right tools. Vijaya also evaluates new cloud technologies and strategies to ensure solutions are scalable, reliable, and cost-effective.

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Art Vancil

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United States
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since March 9, 2020

Art has 25 years of data architecture and cloud-computing consulting experience—mostly in building enterprise data warehouses. Art is an end-to-end solution architect and chief problem solver with a long history of focused execution—according to a statement of work—and successful delivery in a team setting.

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Adam Elmore

Freelance Cloud Engineer
United States
Freelance Cloud Developer at Toptal Since June 11, 2021

Adam has been a software engineer for 13 years and specialized in cloud engineering and DevOps, specifically AWS, for the last seven years. In 2014, he co-founded StatMuse, a San Francisco-based startup that was backed by Disney and Google. Currently, Adam provides freelance cloud and web development services to organizations of all sizes. His focus areas include setting up best practices for IaC, security, scalability, and CI/CD. Adam's industry experience is backed by 12 AWS certifications.

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  • How are Toptal Cloud engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Cloud engineers 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.

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

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Cloud engineer 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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