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Chandra Shetty

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since January 6, 2016
Chandra has over 15 years of experience as a Software Architect and leader in product development in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and India. He has helped design and build software products for Cisco Systems as well as several startups, and is now trying to grow his own startup in the mobile space. Chandra's expertise is in cloud computing, security, and networking applications. Click to continue

Patrick Spizzo

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since February 16, 2016
Patrick has been a developer for over ten years. First as a sole developer, then working on a growing Java team, and eventually leading two small teams within a larger organization. Most recently, he has designed and wrote a subscription-based web application for health practitioners. He is comfortable working with teams of any size, communicates very well, loves learning new skills, and tackling new challenges. Click to continue

Hamed Asghari

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since January 16, 2014
Hamed is a full stack web developer with several years of experience designing and building scalable, responsive web services and applications. He has worked in teams of varying experience, serving both as mentor to junior developers and learning from the more experienced programmers. Click to continue

Mikalai Miatlitski

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since January 22, 2016
Mikalai is a consultant and technical leader with over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked for major clients such as API Outsourcing, CobornsDelivers, and NMDP. His background includes extensive hands-on development, providing specific technical solutions, and working on international teams. Click to continue

Tin Ho Chu

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since April 19, 2015
Tin is a CS degree holder, certificated as a design analyst, data processing, and information systems analyst as well as Cisco CCNA. He's been working for over six years on web development environments, with over a hundred website projects under his belt as both as a freelancer and as a contracted developer. He has extensive experience with WordPress (themes and plugins). Click to continue

Paul Williams

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since May 6, 2014
Paul is an extremely talented technologist with a knack for interacting with customers. He loves to write code and also enjoys people in general. He has dealt with problems ranging from a room full of angry Navy Captains to technical problems such as increasing the speed of a search by 1000%. Click to continue

Esteban Aparicio

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since June 23, 2015
Esteban is a developer with 10 years of experience specializing in Java and related technologies. He has developed full-scale web applications as well as back-end systems and business logic. Esteban is eager to help, proficient in his work and work-ethic, and fits in well with teams of all sizes. Click to continue

Chris Remshaw

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since September 20, 2013
Chris is a hands-on architect + developer with many years of experience with companies large and small. Proven record of customer satisfaction, efficiency, and solution longevity. Experienced with a variety of languages and tools and comfortable solo, as a team member, or as a group lead/mentor. Click to continue

Christopher Smith

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since September 14, 2016
Christopher is an expert JVM developer with solid experience building with Spring, Groovy, and the JVM ecosystem in general. He has managed the full software lifecycle from requirements to deployment, along with systems administration and networking (CCDP/CCNP). He is a proactive guy who's looking for projects that involve back-end engineering, infrastructure questions, networking, orchestration, and harder functional programming. Click to continue

Vlad Gutnyk

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since March 20, 2013
Vlad is very good at finding efficient solutions to software problems. Having experience with many different web technologies, he excels at choosing the best way to turn ideas into well-designed applications. Click to continue
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“John has been so great to work with! He has met all our requirements, done a speedy job with excellence, and has completed everything we’ve asked him to. Working with him has been a great experience.”
Jenny Lord
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CEO @ GoChime
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CTO @ Applied Business Technologies, LLC
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CTO @ FundedByMe.com
“I've been very happy with Juraj. He is efficient, writes great code, and is an extremely nice guy to work with. Most importantly, he is self-motivated. In just his initial pass at the code base, he has contributed several optimizations and stability improvements. Regarding Toptal as a service…well, you matched us up with Juraj without me having to sort through a list of candidates, so I’m impressed.”
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Dev Team Lead @ eFolder
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President @ New Texas Internet MGT
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Sr. Product Manager @ Bodybuilding.com
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CEO @ Life360
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Willem Shepherd
Creative Director @ Mookieyams
“I needed help, and fast. I did not want to hire a random coder I met online- I was worried about security, and many other issues. Toptal was there when I needed them- and has been fantastic to work with. Outsourcing is full of terrible stories- Toptal is the story that is the giant exception. I give them my highest recommendation.”
Michael Feder
Founder & CEO @ PrayerSpark
“We have been incredibly happy with our Toptal experience. Initially a skeptic, the process to find and recruit a fabulous iOS developer was very easy. Rather than sifting through hundreds of CVs, we saw two and hired them. They have worked effectively, getting up to speed incredibly quickly and have almost become part of the team. We would definitely use Toptal again. ”
James O'Day
Co-Founder @ Pearlshare
“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.”
Natasha Mohanty
“Toptal makes finding qualified engineers a breeze. We needed an experience 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
“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
“Prior to working with Toptal, we had a very difficult time finding qualified developers. The Toptal team worked with us to find a developer that was a great fit in terms of technical skills, culture, and finances. Our Toptal developer is four months into this project and we are still impressed with the attention to detail and technical prowess that he brings to our team.”
Justin Fister
Chief Scientist @ PaperRater
“We've actually remodeled the way we do our work to take advantage of Toptal's capabilities. We develop pseudo code with some code fragments and send to our Toptal developer with a specific task set. The work is then further processed by the next group of Toptal engineers. It's been very efficient and we've seen a massive improvement in our development speed.”
William North
CTO & Co-Founder @ Swizly
“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
“Toptal was the best thing to happen to my web app. Initially, I hired a team of freelancers from India through another freelancing website—which was a nightmare. In fact, it was so bad that I had to start again from scratch, which is when I found Toptal. The experiences were like night and day. It was so refreshing to get partnered up with a quality developer that I could trust due to Toptal's extensive screening process. I will only use Toptal from now on and highly recommend you do the same.”
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