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Fernando Dias

Member since April 1, 2016
Fernando is an experienced full-stack software engineer with sixteen years of professional experience in different industries dealing with a range of technologies and large systems using Agile practices as well as object-oriented principles and design patterns. Click to continue

Philip Riley

Member since June 13, 2016
Over the last 14 years, Phil has proven again and again his ability to get things done, whether it's extending and improving an existing project, or developing one from scratch. He is able to move smoothly between technologies, and has an exceptional ability to dive into a new field and start contributing immediately. He's a great team player, mentor, and thought leader, but also has the discipline to fly solo. Click to continue

Andres Torres

Member since February 15, 2017
Andres is a senior PHP developer and Drupal architect with a wide experience in developing demanding software solutions and Drupal implementations. He has over 10 years of experience working with Drupal and would describe himself as a Drupal solutions architect who can do the back-end, but can also provide the whole infrastructure. Click to continue

Luke Sapan

Member since July 7, 2015
Luke is an efficient and passionate Software Engineer with more than 14 years of programming experience. He has excelled in leadership positions but is also great with solo projects. Luke loves full-stack web development and his recent projects exemplify this in the field of administration. Luke is currently working in a senior engineering and systems administration position. Click to continue

Menno van Ens

Member since July 25, 2014
Menno is a seasoned full-stack developer and software architect. His skillset is broad but centers around architecture​ and development of ​web applications​ and ​APIs​, mainly in ​PHP and Laravel​. He loves solving complex problems with a well-thought-out architecture, performant database structure, and clean, readable code. Click to continue

Silas Brazil

Member since November 29, 2016
Silas is a full-stack developer with eleven years of experience with industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing. He delivers results and provides professional guidance at every tech level, from databases, server architecture, front-end UX, and highly scalable distributed systems to mobile app development, operations, testing, and project planning. He loves working in fast-paced teams on challenging projects. Click to continue

Petr Rusanov

Member since July 29, 2015
Petr has more than ten years of mobile development experience, with seven of them in iOS. He's worked in Agile teams in small startups such as LinguaLeo and big companies such as Motorola. He's familiar with the majority of Apple frameworks and with their latest technologies, including Swift 4 and Apple Watch. Click to continue

Carlos Ramirez III

Member since October 29, 2014
Carlos is a professional software engineer and web developer specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework. He has worked with tech companies in New York's Silicon Alley for over five years, helping to build technology-based businesses from the ground up. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Williams College and has been in the software industry for nearly ten years. Click to continue

Adam Scislowicz

Member since July 21, 2017
Adam is a Software Architect with seventeen years of industry experience. His focus has been on theoretical principles and practical methods that surround embedded platforms and distributed systems. He also has extensive experience with networking protocols. Adam has consistently made top-of-the-line products that position him as an invaluable member of any team. Click to continue

Ted Cohn

Member since February 1, 2014
Ted has 25+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, created Pleo the dinosaur, Foodiebot chatbot ordering system and worked for Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Excite, and NeXT. He can develop new concepts, join/lead teams, and bring order to chaos. He loves innovating and delivering incredible products. Superb communication and presentation skills. Click to continue
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Senior Analyst @ NetApp
“Through Toptal, we were able to find and select a senior engineer who is both very professional and easy to work with. The quality of matching that Toptal enabled has been crucial to our success, was at a fair price, and came with a much appreciated, risk-reducing trial period.”
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Director @ Bingosolutions
“In addition to sharp technical skills, Faruk had a great attitude and is a really exceptional communicator. He always let us know where he was with his work, thoroughly and reliably. That's not always the case, and it made working remotely considerably easier. He was an easy integration into the team. ”
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Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers
“We've been very pleased with our experience working with Toptal. Their team was incredibly helpful in finding us the perfect developer for our project. The work was stellar, the communication was excellent, and we couldn't have been happier with the overall experience. We're excited to work with Toptal for more projects in the future. ”
Ryan Walker
Director, Product Management @ Rand McNally