Hire the Top 3% of Freelance Dev Team Leads

Toptal is a marketplace for top Dev Team Leads. Top companies and startups choose Toptal Dev Team Leads freelancers for their mission-critical software projects.

No-Risk Trial, Pay Only If Satisfied.

Hire Freelance Dev Team Leads

Calvin DeBoer

Freelance Dev Team Lead
United States
Toptal Member Since January 31, 2020

Calvin is a talented full-stack engineer with more than a decade of experience building web applications with open-source tools. His strong technical skills and business experience give him the ability to communicate to and create alignment between developers, product owners, stakeholders, and executives.

Show More

Peter Wilks

Freelance Dev Team Lead
Germany
Toptal Member Since December 8, 2020

Dr. Wilks is a senior software engineer, with vast experience, particularly in the automotive ECU domain. He has worked in most stages of the product life cycle, including contract tender and negotiation, project management, product architectural design, electronic and software development. He has successfully worked in international environments in the UK, Germany, and Hong Kong. He is familiar with automotive development for ASIL-D components, compliant with ISO-26262.

Show More

Ivan Dimoski

Freelance Dev Team Lead
Sweden
Toptal Member Since December 11, 2013

Ivan is a seasoned lead software engineer and system architect with over 14 years of expertise in Android (Java/Kotlin) and 3+ years in Flutter (Dart/full stack). He excels in crafting scalable, performant, and user-centric applications, fostering collaboration in agile environments, and empowering team members to excel. Ivan is dedicated to continuous learning, personal growth, and embodying mindfulness, compassion, and empathy in his work.

Show More

Jon Howells

Freelance Dev Team Lead
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since May 15, 2020

Jon has been the lead data scientist at one of the world's largest technology consultancies for several years, with experience managing large data science and engineering teams and developing data strategies and product roadmaps. He has a strong leadership and communication style and a solid academic and technical background, with an MSc in Machine Learning from University College London. Jon has led large, complex engagements across the education, consumer goods, retail, and public sectors.

Show More

Ruslan Zaharov

Freelance Dev Team Lead
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since January 30, 2019

Ruslan is a polyglot result-oriented developer focusing on the JVM stack with an emphasis on back-end services and Android apps using Kotlin and Java, as well as data processing, engineering solutions, and automatic quality control. He primarily focuses on business needs and using the best tools for the given task. Ruslan has worked on all product development steps in his professional career, from MVP to monetization.

Show More

Luca Nardelli

Freelance Dev Team Lead
Italy
Toptal Member Since January 4, 2021

Luca is an accomplished entrepreneur (in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017) and a full-stack developer. With seven years of experience crafting products used by thousands of people, he specializes in PHP (Symfony) and TypeScript (Angular), and he has worked with Node.js and Go. In his first startup, Luca led a team of eight developers to create an innovative, AI-based smart camera for the visually impaired. Now, he focuses on launching new products and accelerating other companies and startups.

Show More

Rishi Diwan

Freelance Dev Team Lead
India
Toptal Member Since December 23, 2020

Rishi is a passionate coder and solutions architect. He has expertise across the entire spectrum of software design, implementation, and innovation. Rishi built a secure internet scale digital document locker, certified by Microsoft to scale to one billion users. He has worked with enterprise software, helped start-ups grow from the ideation stage, and expanded several companies into their first million in revenue. He enjoys solving engineering problems and utilizing the FOSS ecosystem.

Show More

Ondrej Hirjak

Freelance Dev Team Lead
Slovakia
Toptal Member Since February 5, 2019

Ondrej is a software architect with technical management skills and 19+ years of experience in shipping projects, from low-level kernel drivers and GPU computations to high-speed peer-to-peer networks and enterprise finance and gaming apps. He has hands-on experience in the software development lifecycle, from ideas to live operations, focusing on high-level architecture, design, and management. Ondrej thrives on projects where he takes ownership and delivers the project from start to finish.

Show More

Discover More Dev Team Leads in the Toptal Network

Start Hiring
THE TOPTAL ADVANTAGE

98% of Toptal clients choose to hire our talent after a risk-free trial.

Toptal's screening and matching process ensures exceptional talent are matched to your precise needs.

Start Hiring
Toptal in the press

... allows corporations to quickly assemble teams that have the right skills for specific projects.

Despite accelerating demand for coders, Toptal prides itself on almost Ivy League-level vetting.

Our clients
Creating an app for the game
Conor Kenney
Creating an app for the game
Leading a digital transformation
Elmar Platzer
Leading a digital transformation
Building a cross-platform app to be used worldwide
Building a cross-platform app to be used worldwide
Drilling into real-time data creates an industry game changer
Drilling into real-time data creates an industry game changer
Testimonials
Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a startup, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace

CEO & Co-Founder

I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

Paul Fenley

Director

The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller

CEO

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.

Jason Kulik

Co-Founder

As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

Stuart Pocknee

Principal

How to Hire Dev Team Leads Through Toptal

1

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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Dev Team Lead for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

Find Experts With Related Skills

Access a vast pool of skilled developers in our talent network and hire the top 3% within just 48 hours.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Dev Team Leads different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Dev Team Leads 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 Dev Team Leads in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Dev Team Leads?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Dev Team Lead 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.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    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.

Top Dev Team Leads Are in High Demand.

Start Hiring