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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

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

Ian Macalinao

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since October 4, 2015
Ian is an experienced and highly motivated software developer with over 10 years of experience in a wide range of platforms and technologies. Most of his experience has been with full-stack web development. He's a dedicated, efficient individual with impeccable coding skills. 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

Josh Reynolds

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since March 27, 2016
A Herculean nerd with hustle, Josh is committed to authentic engagement, intrinsic motivation, and epic betterment of projects, people, and plans. His passion for clean code, automated test, and continuous delivery lead to highly efficient success. Awesomesauce! Click to continue
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“We needed some short-term work in Scala, and Toptal found us a great developer within 24 hours. It was done quickly for a specific need, and it's been great. It simply would not have been possible via any other platform.”
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Co-Founder @ Nifti
“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, it was at a fair price, and it came with a much appreciated, risk-reducing trial period.”
John Olsen
Director @ Bingo Solutions
“Our experience with Toptal was very good. We had an open ended development project when we got started and the programmer from Toptal was very helpful, working with us on everything from the top level outline all the way down to development and delivery of functioning code." ”
Michael Milton
VP of Engineering @ SLANTRANGE
“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
“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 devoted to the project. We definitely recommend Toptal for finding high quality talent quickly and seamlessly.”
Ryan Morrissey
CTO @ Applied Business Technologies, LLC
“I am more than pleased with the experience with Toptal. It may cost a little more, but because they pre-qualify and hand-pick the professional best suited for the job, it's well worth it. The professional I got to work with was on the phone (Skype) with me within a couple hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted to do the job, and I hired him immediately... and he wasted no time in getting to my project. He completed the job and went the extra mile to clean up older, messy code and even added some great design elements that enhanced our overall look. I would highly recommend Toptal to anyone needing to hire a professional. Great company. Great service. Thank you, Toptal.”
Paul Fenley
Director @ K Dunn & Associates
“We needed a talented developer and we needed him/her very quickly. So we turned to Toptal and couldn't be happier with the results! Our Toptal freelancer has contributed extraordinary knowledge, talent, and startup experience to our team. We will continue to work with Toptal to fulfill our future talent needs.”
Lindsay Fairman
Founder & Owner @ FairTech Labs, LLC
“One of our biggest and 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 useless applications to try and find the small gems, interview and test the capabilities of applicants to see if they fit our profile 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, hire with a risk-free trial! Much faster, a lot easier and with incredible end results.”
Catalin S. Balaci
Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“I couldn’t have been more pleased with Toptal. These guys are professional, quick, well priced, and fun! I will be using them again for my next project, and the next, and the next, and the next.”
Mac Smith
President @ New Texas Internet MGT
“I've gotten 1 developer from Toptal so far. He's a really good part of our team. I'm planning on adding another from Toptal in the near future. Toptal is a big help these days when recruiting is a big part of my job.”
Aaron Rubin
Founder & CEO @ ShipHero
“Finding a good developer who specialised in the technologies we use seemed like an impossible task... until we used Toptal. We had several trial periods and have just accepted our first developer to join the team! The whole process went seamlessly and without any surprises or hidden costs. We are very happy and will continue to work together!”
Artem Tolmachev
CEO @ eKids.nl
“I'm incredibly impressed with Toptal. What I'm experiencing is something so different from what I'm used to. Our developer is communicating with me constantly every day, and he is a very powerful coder. His work is just excellent, and he is a true professional. I'm really pleased so far. 5 stars for Toptal.”
Pietro Casoar
CEO @ Ronin Play Pty Ltd
“While looking for a high-level Python/Django developer, I found Toptal via a simple Google search, and that was a stroke of luck for our company. We needed a expert engineer who could start on our project immediately as we had a tight deadline. We were introduced to Simanas and immediately knew he was a great choice who had already been vetted... and he 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, and we are extremely happy with the results. Toptal is now the first place we look for expert-level help.”
Derek Minor
Senior VP of Web Development @ NetWorldMediaGroup
“One of their engineers from Colombia has joined our team as a full-time developer for more than 6 months, sometimes flying to work on-site in New York City with us. He is one of the best developers I've ever worked with.”
Carter Cleveland
CEO @ Artsy
“Ignacio is one of the most diligent software developers that we have ever worked with—we feel like he's part of the family. He has always been flexible enough to work on our team's schedule and never misses deadlines. Toptal gets you the talent you need, on your timeline, keeping the process very low friction.”
Austin Evarts
CEO @ GoChime
“We used Toptal to hire a developer with extensive Amazon Web Services experience. The process was quick and effective. We interviewed four candidates one of which turned out to be a great fit for our requirements. We plan to use Toptal again in the future and would recommend their services.”
Abner Guzmán Rivera
CTO and Chief Scientist @ PhotoKarma, Inc.
“Our Toptal contractor quickly came up to speed on our process and became an integrated part of our team. We look forward to growing together!”
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CEO @ Keen Systems
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