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Calvin DeBoer

Freelance Dev Team Lead

United StatesToptal Member Since August 10, 2017

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.

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Peter Wilks

Freelance Dev Team Lead

GermanyToptal Member Since November 5, 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.

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Ivan Dimoski

Freelance Dev Team Lead

SwedenToptal Member Since November 26, 2013

Ivan is a professional with more than 10 years of experience in Android development. His most recent role included sole contribution, team leadership and engineering management for an agile cross-functional team of 17 in Truecaller, delivering amazing features to 250+ million monthly active users. As a passionate people person, he values openness and simplicity as foundations for creating a successful story.

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Jon Howells

Freelance Dev Team Lead

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 24, 2020

Jon has been the lead data scientist 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. He has led large, complex engagements across the education, consumer goods, retail, and public sectors.

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Ruslan Zaharov

Freelance Dev Team Lead

United KingdomToptal Member Since November 3, 2018

Ruslan is a polyglot result-oriented developer focusing on 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. In his professional career, Ruslan has worked on all steps of product development from MVP to monetization.

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Luca Nardelli

Freelance Dev Team Lead

ItalyToptal Member Since November 16, 2020

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.

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Rishi Diwan

Freelance Dev Team Lead

IndiaToptal Member Since October 4, 2013

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.

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Ondrej Hirjak

Freelance Dev Team Lead

SlovakiaToptal Member Since September 21, 2018

Ondrej is a software architect, senior software engineer, and IT consultant with over 15 years of experience in shipping numerous and varied projects—ranging from low-level kernel drivers and GPU computations to high-speed peer-to-peer networks and enterprise banking and gaming apps. Currently, Ondrej is focusing on high-level architecture and design and thrives on projects where he takes ownership and delivers the project from start to finish.

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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 start up, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace, CEO & Co-Founder

Tripcents

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

K Dunn & Associates

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

Radeeus

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

ProHatch

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

Site Specific Software Solutions

We used Toptal to hire a developer with extensive Amazon Web Services experience. We interviewed four candidates, one of which turned out to be a great fit for our requirements. The process was quick and effective.

Abner Guzmán Rivera, CTO and Chief Scientist

Photo Kharma

Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.

Dennis Baldwin, Chief Technologist and Co-Founder

PriceBlink

Working with Marcin is a joy. He is competent, professional, flexible, and extremely quick to understand what is required and how to implement it.

André Fischer, CTO

POSTIFY

We needed a expert engineer who could start on our project immediately. Simanas exceeded our expectations with his work. Not having to interview and chase down an expert developer was an excellent time-saver and made everyone feel more comfortable with our choice to switch platforms to utilize a more robust language. Toptal made the process easy and convenient. Toptal is now the first place we look for expert-level help.

Derek Minor, Senior VP of Web Development

Networld Media Group

Toptal's developers and architects have been both very professional and easy to work with. The solution they produced was fairly priced and top quality, reducing our time to launch. Thanks again, Toptal.

Jeremy Wessels, CEO

Kognosi

We had a great experience with Toptal. They paired us with the perfect developer for our application and made the process very easy. It was also easy to extend beyond the initial time frame, and we were able to keep the same contractor throughout our project. We definitely recommend Toptal for finding high quality talent quickly and seamlessly.

Ryan Morrissey, CTO

Applied Business Technologies, LLC

I'm incredibly impressed with Toptal. Our developer communicates with me every day, and is a very powerful coder. He's a true professional and his work is just excellent. 5 stars for Toptal.

Pietro Casoar, CEO

Ronin Play Pty Ltd

Working with Toptal has been a great experience. Prior to using them, I had spent quite some time interviewing other freelancers and wasn't finding what I needed. After engaging with Toptal, they matched me up with the perfect developer in a matter of days. The developer I'm working with not only delivers quality code, but he also makes suggestions on things that I hadn't thought of. It's clear to me that Amaury knows what he is doing. Highly recommended!

George Cheng, CEO

Bulavard, Inc.

As a Toptal qualified front-end developer, I also run my own consulting practice. When clients come to me for help filling key roles on their team, Toptal is the only place I feel comfortable recommending. Toptal's entire candidate pool is the best of the best. Toptal is the best value for money I've found in nearly half a decade of professional online work.

Ethan Brooks, CTO

Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

In Higgle's early days, we needed the best-in-class developers, at affordable rates, in a timely fashion. Toptal delivered!

Lara Aldag, CEO

Higgle

Toptal makes finding a candidate extremely easy and gives you peace-of-mind that they have the skills to deliver. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for highly-skilled developers.

Michael Gluckman, Data Manager

Mxit

Toptal’s ability to rapidly match our project with the best developers was just superb. The developers have become part of our team, and I’m amazed at the level of professional commitment each of them has demonstrated. For those looking to work remotely with the best engineers, look no further than Toptal.

Laurent Alis, Founder

Livepress

Toptal makes finding qualified engineers a breeze. We needed an experienced ASP.NET MVC architect to guide the development of our start-up app, and Toptal had three great candidates for us in less than a week. After making our selection, the engineer was online immediately and hit the ground running. It was so much faster and easier than having to discover and vet candidates ourselves.

Jeff Kelly, Co-Founder

Concerted Solutions

We needed some short-term work in Scala, and Toptal found us a great developer within 24 hours. This simply would not have been possible via any other platform.

Franco Arda, Co-Founder

WhatAdsWork.com

Toptal offers a no-compromise solution to businesses undergoing rapid development and scale. Every engineer we've contracted through Toptal has quickly integrated into our team and held their work to the highest standard of quality while maintaining blazing development speed.

Greg Kimball, Co-Founder

nifti.com

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.

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 100,000 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. Start now.

  • 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. Start now.

  • 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. Start now.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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

    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

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • 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

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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