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Pedro Reis

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
PortugalToptal Member Since March 15, 2023

With 20+ years of experience working in multiple industries for different regions, Pedro is a multidisciplinary IT professional with a solid technical background. While working for HP, CGI, Vodafone, Philips, Siemens, Fujitsu, and other SaaS companies—including the fintech industry—he's gathered a skill set that enables businesses' digital transformation, cloud adoption, and software design and architecture to deliver great software solutions.

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Eric Honsey

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since August 16, 2023

Eric is a polyglot programmer passionate about using functional, modular design to meet challenging business objectives. He has experience working as a back-end engineer, data engineer, and team lead in multiple environments that rely on team members' expertise, adaptability, and trust to achieve high impact. His excellent communication, teamwork, and technical skills help him design and deliver outstanding results.

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Stanislav Ivanov

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
ArgentinaToptal Member Since November 25, 2013

Stanislav is a senior software engineer with 18 years of software development experience. He is capable of building quality solutions and enabling continuous delivery with cloud technologies. Stanislav is an experienced individual contributor with many years of experience leading development teams. His focus is mostly on early-stage startups and scaling from small to large.

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Keidrych Oates Anton

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
AustraliaToptal Member Since June 26, 2019

Keidrych is a cloud architect who guides organizations through the quagmire of multi/poly-Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) technologies so their technological foundation may be secure to all, reliable for customers, and monetarily efficient, leveraging scorched earth capabilities toward zero production impact on plant-scale architecture. Keidrych believes trusted technology serves humanity; a 5% increase in internet or cyberspace trust results in a $3,000+ increase in GDP per capita.

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Andres Gonzalez

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
AustraliaToptal Member Since March 12, 2021

Andres is a skilled engineer with over 15 years of experience across many facets of technology, including DevOps, web development, and system administration. At Amazon Web Services, he led the team that added new capacity to the AWS Edge network throughout Asia pacific. He is an avid believer in cloud native solutions that are appropriately sized, cost-effective, and deliver outstanding performance. Andres has enjoys working with organizations of all sizes, from startups to global enterprises.

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Pierre Franklin Dagba

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
CanadaToptal Member Since January 16, 2023

Pierre is a senior integration engineer who focuses on system integration and validation. His expertise ranges from building private clouds and integrating on-premise systems with a public cloud to building and integrating end-to-end IPTV and value-added service telecommunications systems. Pierre has extensive troubleshooting, leadership, and analytical skills and has worked as a consultant across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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Ajay Kumar Barun

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
IndiaToptal Member Since March 3, 2023

Ajay is a seasoned cloud solution architect with over ten years of experience at AWS, Microsoft, and Oracle. He excels at designing cloud-native architecture, migrating and modernizing on-premise to cloud applications, and leveraging landing zones, cloud adoption frameworks, security, and governance. Ajay has strong database knowledge with Java, Python, and shell scripting skills. He enjoys working with success-focused people and on inspiring projects.

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Rahul Tayal

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
IndiaToptal Member Since October 24, 2022

Rahul is an innovator with solid logical thinking and a passion for working on complex problems. As a 5G and AI principal architect, he has created autonomous forklifts and medical AI systems to detect COVID-19 using lung sonography. He also developed NLP-based human language smart contracts during his stint as a blockchain architect. Rahul currently works as a core and security architect at Aadhaar, one of the world's biggest identity systems.

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Shane Freed

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since April 9, 2021

Shane is a Java developer with 25 years of experience building enterprise apps and specializes in writing maintainable, extensible, SOLID code. While 95% of Shane's experience is in the Java realm, his passion is full-stack development with Angular. Shane's served in many different roles, including architect, team lead, lead developer, and individual contributor. While Shane doesn't always have to lead a project, his USMC background makes him perfect for lead roles and mentoring.

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Andrew Smirnoff

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since February 3, 2023

Andrew is a cloud software architect with over a decade of experience designing, building, and deploying cloud-based solutions. He is skilled in developing microservices and leveraging Kubernetes for container orchestration. Andrew's capabilities span defining requirements, collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver high-performance software, and leveraging cloud providers like Azure and AWS. He is highly knowledgeable in Agile development, DevOps, and continuous integration/delivery.

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Krystian Lieber

Freelance Cloud Native Architect
PolandToptal Member Since July 29, 2016

Krystian has 12 years of software development experience, including business process analysis, software design, coding, testing, and deployment. He always focuses on understanding the business's nature and exploiting the advantages of using technology to maximize the organization's benefits. Krystian strongly believes in technology-driven business.

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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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  • How are Toptal Cloud Native architects different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Cloud Native architects 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 Cloud Native architects in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Cloud Native architects?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Cloud Native architect 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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