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Igor Brkic

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
CroatiaToptal Member Since October 19, 2015

For the last eleven years, Igor has been working as an embedded engineer and web programmer (both front- and back-end). Beside his main job, he likes to take interesting web and hardware related side projects (usually in cooperation with local artists, theaters, and maker spaces). He loves a challenge and enjoys making software and hardware visions come to life.

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Artak Arakelyan

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
ArmeniaToptal Member Since May 26, 2022

Artak has over 15 years of experience in different high-tech industries. He has strong knowledge in many areas of electronics, embedded systems, and signal processing. Artak has a proven ability to develop various hardware and software systems and looks for embedded systems projects with complex functional requirements.

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Jakub Rachucki

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
PolandToptal Member Since March 7, 2022

Jakub is an eager embedded system engineer with over five years of experience solving problems across several industries, including aerospace, automotive, and energy production, which gave him a unique insight into safety-critical systems. Proficient in both hardware and software development, Jakub has been involved in all stages of the software development process, from system requirements definition and proposals creation to hands-on software development while leading technical teams.

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Amira Lotfy

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
GermanyToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Amira is a community-oriented, passionate data integration engineer. Since 2010, she’s been expertly building data warehouses, data models, visualizations, and business intelligence solutions. She’s also proficient with the Teradata database, Linux scripting, Python, and SQL. Besides having several years of hands-on experience, Amira brings to the table a great attitude and a thirst for continuous self-improvement.

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Jorge Luis Oliverio

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
ArgentinaToptal Member Since July 22, 2022

Jorge is a C and C++ developer with more than 10 years of experience building real-time control and automation applications on different operating systems and embedded controllers. He has extensive experience in Ethernet-based protocols for real-time communications such as UDP and EtherCAT.

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James Lambert

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
United KingdomToptal Member Since November 7, 2022

After his PhD, James worked as a private tutor for 10 years. He founded Inspired Minds in 2016, which ran programming and robotics-themed events for children and adults. James and his business partner raised seed funding to explore space propulsion concepts, and Pulsar Fusion was born in 2019. James splits his time between programming and running Pulsar and its many academic collaborations and hardware projects. He loves getting involved in original projects, often based on hardware.

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Jay Yan

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
United KingdomToptal Member Since May 2, 2022

Jay is an FPGA and ASIC design expert with extensive experience in real-time data processing, hardware accelerators, embedded system design, and edge computing. He is fluent with SystemVerilog and VHDL for traditional RTL design flow and C and C++ for high-level synthesis flow. He has experience in using UVM and formal methods for RTL design verification. Jay can also deliver software applications in bare metal, RTOS, and Linux environments for FPGA and ASIC integrations.

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Fabio Terrile

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
ItalyToptal Member Since February 16, 2021

Fabio is a senior software developer with over 25 years of experience who can independently follow all design and implementation steps. He is apt to learn quickly and effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Fabio is looking for new professional experiences in the software and hardware fields, including but not limited to embedded hardware, software, HDL design, and desktop, server, and communication services.

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Brian Angell

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since March 6, 2020

Brian is a results-driven system and product management innovator offering 30+ years of experience leading critical IT growth initiatives. He’s delivered reliable, creative, cost-saving solutions and strategies that streamline processes and impact business growth in dynamic, competitive environments. Brian is dedicated, analytical, and hands-on with a proven track record reflecting strong leadership experience that achieves transformation at the team and organizational level.

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Andreja Tonev

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
ItalyToptal Member Since February 8, 2020

Andreja is an experienced C and C++ software engineer with an extensive background in embedded and automotive software. He specializes in the development of architecture, bare-bones digital signal processors (DSP), ARM chips running real-time operating systems (RTOS), embedded Linux, full desktop Linux systems, and custom hardware and OS solutions.

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Matthew C. Dewey

Freelance Computer Hardware Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 23, 2023

Matthew is a seasoned team leader, developer, and architect with 20+ years in C, C++, and Python, focusing on video production and backup storage. An expert in embedded systems, IoT, real-time and performance-driven systems, he excels across the software stack. Having led remote teams of two to 50+ members, Matthew boasts a deep knowledge of storage systems, fault-tolerance, and cloud development, relishing challenges in development, architecture, and team management.

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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 to Hire Computer Hardware Engineers Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

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 Computer Hardware engineer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Computer Hardware engineer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Computer Hardware engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Computer Hardware 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.

  • Can I hire Computer Hardware engineers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Computer Hardware engineers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Computer Hardware 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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    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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    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.

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    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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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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