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Toptal is a marketplace for top remote back-end developers. Top companies and start-ups in Chicago choose Toptal Back-end freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Shelley Nason

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since November 25, 2014

Shelley is a full-stack engineer with 15 years experience building software in a variety of industries. She is comfortable starting with rough requirements and working with stakeholders to turn an idea into a useful, appealing piece of software. Shelley writes clean, fast, well-documented, and well-tested code, provides realistic estimates, and works well with teammates. As a student, Shelley spent several years in an AI Ph.D. program and she maintains a strong interest in that field.

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Zafarbek Ibrohimov

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 14, 2015

With a dozen years of experience, Zafarbek is a passionate software engineer who has designed, implemented, and adopted technically sophisticated applications mainly using the .NET platform. He is also a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in web applications. Zafarbek's strong practical background in IT, software engineering, and project management makes him extremely capable of working on projects of any size.

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Mark Ventimiglia

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 23, 2022

Mark has over two decades of experience as a team leader and an individual contributor in results-driven, highly adaptive environments. He is adept at defining technical vision and business strategy and developing products and solutions that deliver immediate value for companies. He is a proven communicator and team builder and an expert in the modern technologies and frameworks used in full-stack, back-end, and embedded development environments.

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Marshall Shen

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 22, 2022

Marshall is a technical leader with 10+ years of experience. He has worked with various tech companies, ranging from seed startups to Fortune 100 companies in the fintech and healthcare industries. Marshall delivers innovative solutions using Ruby, Terraform, Java, Python, and other technologies.

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Chris Schuster

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since August 25, 2020

Chris is a full-stack generalist well-practiced in delivering projects under extreme programming (XP) principles. He's spent several years implementing pair programming and test-driven development in several languages (Java, Kotlin, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, and a few others). Chris has also mentored or paired with dozens of client programmers over the years and served as the lead developer on most of his projects.

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Nolan McCafferty

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since April 26, 2022

Nolan has worked on everything from back-end web development, front-end web development, mobile development, and machine learning (ML). After graduating, he got a job as an automation engineer at Ford, where he made a significant impact by delivering an essential proof of concept (POC) for management. Now Nolan would like to take on new challenges and projects!

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Dan Borstelmann

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since September 6, 2018

Daniel has worked in startups and enterprise companies doing full-stack web and mobile development for the last five years. He is passionate about quality software, valuable user experience, and team delivery of great products. As a freelancer, Daniel uses the best practices he has learned to help his clients achieve their goals.

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Andy Schroeder

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 11, 2017

Andy graduated from Tabor College with a computer science degree and has been developing software professionally since. He has worked on most .Net technologies since their release, and most recently, he has been developing with various JavaScript frameworks.

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Saifur Rahman

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 1, 2022

Saifur holds a master's degree in computer science and has 16 years of extensive experience implementing back- and front-end applications using Java technologies. He is an expert solution provider comfortable interacting with business users to understand and match requirements. Saifur has implemented scalable microservices following cloud architecture and is experienced using Jakarta EE Design Patterns to reuse the most efficient and effective strategies for new development.

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Kevin Howard

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since May 4, 2021

Kevin is a software engineer with 25 years of experience focusing on mobile applications, cloud computing, operating system design, and server management. He's proud of his proven track record of building and leading engineering teams in full-stack mobile and web products in multiple industries. At work, Kevin is recognized for his ability to deliver winning cross-platform solutions in cutting-edge technology areas across geographically dispersed project teams.

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Tim Langseth

Freelance Back-end Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since September 26, 2022

Tim has over 20 years of software development experience. He also spent 15+ years working freelance for various-sized companies, from large organizations and enterprises to startups that needed him to bring their idea to reality. He specializes in ASP.NET, .NET, C#, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), MySQL, and Python. Tim's robust background allows him to ramp up on projects of all sizes quickly and efficiently.

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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 Back-end Developers Near Chicago

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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.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right back-end developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new back-end developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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