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Jonathan Serle

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since July 24, 2014
Jonathan is a highly motivated developer and architect with a unique edge: his communication skills and ability to understand software projects from the top-down. His experience has taken him through a wide range of development environments, from the startup to the Fortune 500. Click to continue

Patrick Spizzo

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since February 16, 2016
Patrick has been a developer for over a decade now. 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

Justin Brown

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since December 6, 2016
For the past four years, Justin has been mostly building and maintaining responsive WordPress sites from PSD to live for many different clients—as well as working extensively with Magento, Shopify theming, custom WP plugins, custom JavaScript widgets, and an Aurelia (similar to AngularJS) app. He has over a decade of industry experience with web development from the back-end to the front-end. Click to continue

Mohideen Kader

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since March 9, 2017
Mohideen is a motivated technical lead, analyst, and architect with 17+ years of experience in various phases of complete SDLC: web, mobile, open source, OLTP, business intelligence, ETL, cloud, product development. He has developed for companies in diverse industries such as government, elections, CRM, eCommerce, finance, big data, health care, biotech, HIPAA, cloud, and social networks. Click to continue

Justin Funk

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since April 21, 2015
Justin trained in business information systems and has a solid and practical understanding of business processes and improvements. He has been developing web-based applications that add value to businesses for over 6 years. Click to continue

Philipp Strazny

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since November 12, 2013
Philipp is a software developer with over a decade of experience working with a variety of programming languages, primarily with PHP, Perl, Python, and Bash scripting. He is a German native, translator, and linguist. He is interested in language processing and specializes in localization. Click to continue

Anthony Coffey

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since July 13, 2015
Anthony is an experienced full-stack developer who has collaborated with and worked for clients from all over the world. He has also worked as lead developer for companies like and and enjoys the thrill of problem solving in each new project. Above all, he is a highly motivated and resourceful critical thinker that you can count on to translate your vision to reality. Click to continue

Jay Johnston

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since November 6, 2013
Coding HTML, CSS and JS since his armed forces days in 1997, Jay's experience in adapting web technology to meet customer needs is extensive. He enjoys bringing value to clients via eCommerce solutions, legacy integrations, and optimized PHP and JavaScript driven applications. Click to continue

Volodymyr Gutnyk

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since March 20, 2013
Vlad is very good at finding efficient solutions to software problems. With proven experience in many different web technologies, he excels at choosing the best way to turn ideas into well-designed applications. Click to continue

John De Mott

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since January 7, 2015
John is an expert Drupal developer with over nine years of experience, including two years managing Drupal teams. He has worked with some of the largest Drupal sites, managing all phases of the project life cycle from soliciting requirements through deployment. John is also extremely an extremely skilled JavaScript/ECMAScript developer and has worked with React/Redux, TypeScript, Babel, Cordova, and many other modern JS tools and platforms. Click to continue
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Elmar Platzer
Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“FundedByMe needed to quickly scale our development team to create the equity crowdfunding leg of our operation. Working with a small budget, we couldn't spend time on vetting candidates, so we turned to Toptal. They identified a stellar developer that truly set the bar when it came to delivering product.”
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Principal @ Site Specific Software Solutions
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CEO @ Winning Social LLC
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Data Manager @ Mxit
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Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
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CEO @ Book Swap
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Founder & Owner @ FairTech Labs, LLC
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