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Harrison Strowd

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since November 4, 2016
Harrison has extensive experience building and maintaining web server applications of all shapes and sizes. The majority of his experience is in Ruby on Rails, but he also has experience with many other languages as well. Harrison has a strong understanding of the entire stack of server-side technologies. Click to continue

Colin Young

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since August 19, 2015
Colin is a senior engineer with 5+ years' experience leading products and managing small entrepreneurial teams. He specializes in robust, performant API back-ends and the clients and applications they serve, and his core skills are Ruby, Swift/Obj-C, JS, and Linux Server. He's trained in UX and design, and has proven ability to learn new tech quickly. He is skilled at React, and gaining ground with Android products. Click to continue

Alex Wong

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since January 5, 2016
Alex is an independent software consultant with more than 15 years of experience. He has helped companies of all sizes, from nascent startups to Fortune 500 corporations, successfully deliver software projects by providing expertise in development, architecture, and management. He has built solutions in everything from large-scale distributed systems to rich internet front-ends for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Zendesk, and GE Capital. Click to continue

Ryan Felton

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since October 7, 2015
Ryan is an entrepreneur at heart and a stellar web app developer by trade. He prides himself on his efficiency in communication and his efficacy in development, and he is sure to be an excellent addition to--or leader for--any team. Click to continue

John-Paul May

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since October 24, 2016
John-Paul is an extremely experienced developer in Unity, VR, and native apps. He has a long roster of multi-million dollar product successes for clients. He is a leading expert in the most difficult game technology ("maker-" games, generative technology), in cloud/MMP/OOC, and in the "rides-attractions" industry. He has led asset teams off all types and has worked in environments from low to high budgets with a broad circle of creators. Click to continue

Matthew Keas

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since July 13, 2013
Matthew is an enthusiastic world traveler and follower of scientific computing, compilers, web development, and computer security. He has learned from universities and government organizations and worked for individual clients, startups, and more. He lives to solve problems, and he contributes actively to open source and community projects. Click to continue

Charles Naccio

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since November 10, 2016
Charles is a motivated Salesforce consultant and developer with over six years of experience, focused on finding new and creative ways of leveraging the Salesforce.com platform to address the ever-changing needs of business organizations. To top things off, he has a keen understanding of business and business concepts, which enables him to effectively communicate with executives and key business stakeholders. Click to continue

Oleg Rikkers

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since July 19, 2015
Oleg has been working with the Salesforce platform since late 2007. During that time, he gained great expertise in building enterprise-grade applications on it. His knowledge of Force.com tools, frameworks, and features includes Apex, Visualforce, Lightning/Aura, customer/partner communities, ProcessBuilder, Salesforce1, and more. He is well versed in Scrum/Agile methodology and change management. Click to continue

Sean Desmond

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since November 19, 2013
Sean is a top software engineer with a passion for exceptional design and a proven ability to build effective, scalable, multi-tiered solutions. He has over ten years of software development and architecture experience, and has worked a variety of roles, from individual developer to tech/team lead. Click to continue

Jake Varghese

Freelance API Developer at Toptal since September 20, 2013
As an architect, Jake understands the process of solving complex problems that plague enterprise and medium size businesses. He is a full-stack problem solver--he can build entire apps from scratch or he can optimize an existing app already in the field. Click to continue
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CEO @ Dataloop.io
“It has been wonderful to work with Fabian for the past two years. He is an expert in JavaScript development and has built our embeddable widget and video player. He is a quick study and is able to learn how to integrate new technologies, which is so critical for a startup. He even took the extra effort to teach others on the team. He is super responsive and often went above and beyond to help us meet deadlines (including working on weekends). Thank you Fabian. Thank you Toptal for making it so easy to find and work with amazing talent.”
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VP of Engineering @ SLANTRANGE
“As a growing startup, finding top-notch engineering talent at affordable rates is one of the biggest challenges. After being frustrated with unreliable local contractors in New York, we turned to Toptal. We worked closely with Michal in Poland for 5 months and were thrilled with the results. Michal was an outstanding engineer who communicated flawlessly and took control of our project in ways that far exceeded my expectations. I give Michal and Toptal my highest endorsement and will continue to use and recommend them to anyone looking for software engineering talent.”
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Founder @ Spins.FM
“Dario was recently assigned to our company in order to help with PHP and JW Video player refinements. He listens extremely well and offers common sense suggestions that save both time and money. He speeds up the process by asking great questions, and he just delivered our first project on time. His redesigned player offers a very pleasing appearance and delivers functions that are both elegant and intuitive.”
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