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Matthew Knippen

Member since October 9, 2013
Matthew has been building iPhone and iPad applications since the release of the iPhone SDK in 2008, working on over 30+ applications in his career. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Click to continue

Matthew Gambrell

Member since April 10, 2016
Matthew is kind of an old-fashioned console video game programmer. He's got his own 2D engine running on a bunch of platforms and adopted C# early on for tools. He's looking to put his skills to good use porting stuff around, wrestling with Visual Studio or WinForms, or making parts for a game. He can do stuff besides games, but multimedia-type work is where he really shines. I like writing lean code that runs at 60fps. Click to continue

Matthew Keas

Member 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

John-Paul May

Member since October 24, 2016
John-Paul is an extremely experienced developer in OCC native and cloud engineering, as well as Unity, VR, and hardware-software devices. He has a long roster of multi-million dollar product successes for clients. He combines a savvy marketing outlook with the more difficult technical engineering. A specialist in the high-value "attractions" industry. He has led teams of all types and budgets, creating many huge successes for clients. Click to continue

Macario Ortega

Member since April 1, 2014
Macario is a full stack web developer with over eight years of professional experience. He is strong in the TDD/BDD discipline and is fanatical about code quality. He praises the established conventions of Ruby on Rails and also enjoys using minimalist web stacks based on Sinatra, Padrino, or Node. Click to continue

Jason RT Bond

Member since March 11, 2016
Jason has nearly a decade of experience in the video game, virtual reality, and augmented reality industry. He is an expert in the Unity Engine and can work with a wide variety of platforms (web, mobile, PC/Mac, game consoles). He prefers a multi-disciplinary approach—having a background in both game design and coding—as well as experience in audiovisual content creation pipelines. Click to continue

Ivan Alvarez

Member since August 18, 2015
Ivan has eleven years of programming experience. He is extremely passionate about game development in Unity 3D and has a lot of background in web and back-end development. Ivan has already co-founded three startups as well as been a part of several larger developer teams. He is a fast learner and loves to tackle new challenges. Click to continue

Aidan Musnitzky

Member since May 30, 2015
Aidan is a full-stack software engineer with a strong theoretical computer science and mathematics background. He has built mobile/web applications and web services at scale, worked on large-scale projects, and designed and developed various games and products. He has worked on large teams and led small teams, including leading a new internal product team at Amazon Web Services. Click to continue

Louis Ingenthron

Member since October 11, 2017
Louis is a software engineer who has been programming for over 15 years. While his primary experience is with full-stack Windows business software development and real-time game development, he has additionally built mobile apps, websites, virtual reality experiences, and even real-time "smart" animated marketing displays. His breadth of experience is sure to bring new perspectives and insights into your latest project. Click to continue

Mark Grossnickle

Member since September 13, 2015
Mark has ten years of experience in tech with the most recent five being as CEO/Co-Founder of a remote mobile gaming startup called Kihon. A majority of his time at Kihon was spent on the engineering side and ensuring that we delivered highly polished entertainment experiences. Click to continue
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“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.”
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Co-Founder & CTO @ maxmantra
“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.”
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Co-Founder @ ProHatch
“We've been incredibly pleased with our experience working with Toptal thus far. Their team worked quickly and efficiently to isolate the needs of our project, and they paired us with an appropriate developer within a couple days who we quickly contracted after a great interview. The work performed on our project was top-notch, and we can’t wait to make use of Toptal’s resources again.”
Ryan Staake
Owner @ Pomp&Clout
“Toptal is a great resource for startups with ever-changing product roadmaps and budgets. Within 8 business days of our first conversation, we had highly skilled and reasonably priced Toptal developers working for us. It has been an empowering experience for our company to start working with Toptal.”
Chris Clark
CEO @ BirdieFire
“One of our most time consuming problems is finding qualified staff. We need to find the correct platform to advertise on, create a proper ad, filter through tons of applications, interview and test the applicants' capabilities, and finally take a risk by hiring. This was the old way of doing things. The new way: describe the job position to our Toptal account manager, interview a few qualified applicants, and hire with a risk-free trial -- much faster, a lot easier, and with incredible results.”
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Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“In our 2 years of operations this is by far the most enjoyable and productive working relationship we have had with a developer. I plan on continuing to recommend Toptal's services to other entrepreneurs I run into.”
David Sawyer
CEO @ TSOLife
“I struggled for weeks with a Youtube API-specific problem and couldn't find anyone to solve it. Toptal immediately identified the right consultant who took the time to investigate the issue and resolve it quickly. The process was seamless and I will continue to use Toptal with any other issues that arise.”
Rohit Gupta
CEO @ Bollyshake
“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
“We needed a programmer to help push a project over the finish line, and I figured -- best case -- Toptal would find someone who would come in and complete a few tickets. Instead, Sergio blended right in with the team and made significant progress after mere days of ramp-up. He even offered to take his laptop with him on vacation in case we had a customer issue with his code! He surpassed my expectations, and then some.”
Bryan Adams
CTO @ Healthsense
“Toptal helped us when we had a hiring gap we needed to fill. The developer we received was excellent, with a great work ethic and fit in very well with the team. We are very happy with the service and would definitely consider using Toptal again in future should we need additional help. ”
David Gildeh
CEO @ Dataloop.io
“Toptal provides a great service: Within a week of posting my job, I was matched with my developer and ended up completing the entire project with him. I'll continue to use Toptal in the future for any new development work I may need.”
Mike Jones
CEO @ DigitalDripped
“We have been with Toptal for over two years and have hired through them multiple times. They've never failed to deliver with world-class talent and customer service and have been our first choice when scaling our team.”
Stuart Reavley
Product Lead @ ClassDojo
“Toptal has been an incredible source of amazing software engineering talent. The contractors who have worked with us have been top notch, spoke perfect English, and worked superbly with our team. We recommend Toptal without any reservations!”
Vineet Singal
Co-Founder @ CareMessage
“Toptal helped us achieve our goals by really understanding what we were looking for. They worked with us very closely to figure out what the right talent looked like -- from a technical, cultural perspective -- and helped us get the onboarding done quickly so the talent could be effective as soon as possible. ”
Jay Tring
Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“We're a small firm with big dreams. After trying 4 or 5 local or outsourced developers, we were out of options. I'd heard of Toptal, but was worried that my company wasn't big enough for them. After calling them up, I found out that I didn't need to meet any minimum budget and was immediately put in touch with a developer to talk through my problems and goals. A day later, he got back to me with a list of possible solutions. After 9 months and 5 developers, Toptal got me my solution in a single week at a price I could afford.”
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Co-Founder @ SixtyVocab.com
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