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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

Justin DeCamp

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since April 28, 2016
Justin is a full-stack developer with extensive experience in Ruby on Rails, React (including React Native), Java, SQL (MySQL and Postgres), and NoSQL (HBase, Solr, and Elasticsearch). He has also practiced software architecture skills that have been honed on professional and personal projects. 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

Tom Kimball

Freelance Java Developer at Toptal since February 25, 2016
Tom is a hands-on software developer with 17 years of JavaScript and web development experience. He also has ES6 experience and has worked with popular JavaScript front and and back-end frameworks. 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
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“The task of finding and hiring the right developers and programmers can be daunting, especially for startups. After sifting through countless unfit freelancers, we came across Toptal. They were able to fill our open position in no time, and I'd highly recommend the service!”
Josef Holm
CEO @ Tubestart
“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.”
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CTO @ FEM Inc
“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
“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
“Toptal developers deliver. Hiring my first developer on Toptal was such a pleasant experience that I quickly turned around and hired another. Every developer I've hired on Toptal has been professional, skilled, and self-managing—a pleasant departure from the typical freelancer marketplace.”
Mike Riess
Owner @ RiessGroup
“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.
“As an internet marketing company specializing in pay-per-click management, our clients frequently ask us to provide services that fall outside the scope of our primary business. We have found Toptal to be exactly the resource we need to connect with contractors so we can deliver our clients top tier web development talent at a reasonable cost.”
Pashmina Lalchandani
Owner @ Flowsimple
“Getting set up with Toptal and finding a new team member was so easy, I don't know why anyone wouldn't give it a try. Best of all, we no longer have to worry about finding great people to help with our projects!”
Mike Branch
President & CTO @ HarborSI
“We recently launched our app with the help of Toptal and Nikola, an iOS developer. I was immediately impressed with the constant communication, detail, and level of talent that Nikola brought to the table. More importantly, when the project was underway, Nikola proactively provided creative workarounds for unforeseen hurdles and challenges. I couldn't be happier with our engagement and would highly recommend Nikola and Toptal.”
Chip O'Toole
Founder @ Humans Helping Robots LLC
“My business relationship with Toptal has been nothing short of terrific. From reviewing my project with their team to choosing a highly-talented developer, and all the way through releasing our application, it has been an incredibly smooth and successful experience.”
Gary Craig
Senior Analyst @ NetApp
“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!”
Vitaly M. Golomb
CEO @ Keen Systems
“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
“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
“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.”
Matt Cotton
Dev Team Lead @ eFolder
“Dave as a developer was absolutely fantastic! The guidance that he provided us will allow us to make tremendous improvements to the next version of our application.”
Baroni Parson
IT Manager @ City Real Estate Advisors, Inc.
“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
“Chris Wood is an absolutely exceptional Python developer, and the single most efficient programmer I've ever worked with. From the beginning of the project, Chris was instantly a vital member of the team. He's proactive, self-managed, knowledgeable, and efficient. I point him in a direction, and he delivers. Chris will be a part of the Crisis Cleanup team as long as I have anything to say about it.”
Aaron Titus
Project Manager @ Crisis Cleanup
“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
“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.”
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Data Manager @ Mxit
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