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Eugene Bereznuk

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since July 5, 2021

Eugene is an SQL Server expert with more than 25 years of experience in Microsoft SQL Server, from version 6.5 to the most recent versions, which are standalone and cloud-based. He's worked for small businesses as well as global enterprises like Kone, DHL, and Sony. He also held courses in "data and database architecture" and "the technical side of SQL Server" for classes of up to 10 people. Eugene is familiar with most SQL monitoring packages and is an expert in Red Gate software.

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Alessandro Giorgianni

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since April 21, 2020

A C64-period enthusiast turned into a versatile and all-around IT pro. Alessandro occupied different roles in his career—from IT support to software design and development through personal training and data management. In recent years, he's developed his skills in database administration and cloud computing with a strong grasp of DevOps methodologies. He also holds certifications in Oracle Database and Amazon Web Services.

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Leo Hu

Freelance Database Administrator
New Zealand
Toptal Member Since July 20, 2020

Leo Hu is not just a traditional database administrator (DBA), engineer, and architect with 12+ years of database engineering and architecture experience—he is a passionate data guru. Leo prefers proactive database monitoring and thrives on projects where he has to solve severe problems and design an efficient database solution based on the client's requirements. Leo was named a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and also has an AWS certification as a cloud practitioner.

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Philip McClarence

Freelance Database Administrator
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since July 25, 2022

Philip is an experienced database engineer and administrator (DBA) with over 20 years of experience. His primary focus is PostgreSQL, but he has worked with several other databases, including Oracle and the AWS suite. He has worked on every aspect of the database lifecycle, from designing and building greenfield projects to maintaining and tuning high throughput 24/7 systems and everything in between, including complex data migration projects.

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Berenice Harillo

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since November 24, 2021

Berenice is a senior database engineer with solid experience working with relational and non-relational databases on-premises and in different clouds. She excels in managing massive data sets with various tools and dealing with performance issues. As a database expert, Berenice enjoys migrating it to the cloud and creating models and ETL in data warehousing.

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Gordan Bobic

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Gordon is an expert database developer and database administrator (DBA) who has over 20 years of experience with Linux (preference for CentOS/RHEL), databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL), and development in a variety of languages. Besides having multiple years of in-depth experience under his belt, he also has a bachelor's degree in computer science and is certified as a MySQL administrator and developer.

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S M Shafiqul Islam

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since June 18, 2020

S M Shafiqul Islam, an Oracle Certified Developer and DBA, brings 14+ years of global expertise in database development, administration, and architecture across international mid to enterprise-level organizations. Proficient in SQL, PL/SQL, administration, BI, and project management, he excels in optimizing database systems (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL) for efficiency and is adept at leveraging cloud environments and diverse tools to deliver impactful solutions.

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Jignesh Raiyani

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since December 19, 2018

Jignesh has mastered database architecture, database administration, query solution generation, and query optimization with SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. He is also proficient with the design, development, and delivery/implementation of a range of database solutions. This list includes high availability, disaster recovery, replication, always on availability group, architecture design, prototyping the proof of concept, and the design and development of test plans.

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Ivan Bojovic

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Ivan is a senior database specialist with experience in DB design, architecture, optimization, administration, and development. He has a lot of experience with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and other database systems and is a certified MySQL DBA. He is a great team player with a proactive attitude. He is also proficient in AWS Serverless (Lambda, S3, AppSync, Cognito, DynamoDB, and more), as he used to work for five years as a back-end lead engineer in his own startup.

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Paul Zgondea

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since November 11, 2020

Paul is a database engineer and DBA with the following stats: 13 years with Microsoft SQL, eight years in Microsoft SQL performance engineering and scale-out architecture planning, four years of hands-on knowledge of AWS IaaS service as a SysOps and DevOps, and a year of experience as an AWS architect. Paul's successfully worked remotely as a DevOps, DBA, and database engineer. He joined Toptal to work on challenging projects, especially those involving SQL, DBA, DevOps, AWS, and CI/CD.

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Gabriel Breahna

Freelance Database Administrator
Toptal Member Since September 15, 2022

Gabriel has 20 years of experience installing, managing, and using SQL, NoSQL (key-value, columnar, graph), time-series, spatial, in-memory, and cloud databases. He's worked with 10TB OLTP databases, 10TB data warehouses, tables with 10+ billion rows, and databases with 10,000+ tables. He's built greenfield and brownfield apps, managed acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs, and is proficient in Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift, Synapse, MongoDB, Cassandra, and DynamoDB.

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How to Hire Database Administrators Through Toptal


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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 Database administrator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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


  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Database administrator with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Database administrator, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Database administrator?

    To hire the right Database administrator, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Database administrators for your project.

  • How are Toptal Database administrators different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Database administrators to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Database administrator with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Database administrators ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Database administrators on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Database administrator on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Database administrators can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Database administrators?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Database administrator 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.

  • The Right Fit

    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.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

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

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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