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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

Fernando Dias

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since April 1, 2016
Fernando is an experienced full-stack software engineer with 16 years or professional experience in different industries dealing with a range of technologies and large systems using Agile practices as well as object-oriented principles and design patterns. 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

Patrick Spizzo

Freelance PHP 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

Michael Motes

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since June 8, 2015
Michael comes from a farming background, but has always valued science and education and has chosen programming as as a life pursuit. He once made assembly modifications to the VB linker to allow him to create a native Win32 DLL, so he can program at a very complex level. He uses C++ on Windows when writing native apps, and also has extensive experience writing web apps with Java, JavaScript, PHP, and C# on several past projects. 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

Aaron Francis

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since December 2, 2015
Aaron has been developing for the web for over ten years, having taught himself how to program at an early age. He specializes in web apps using PHP MVC frameworks backed by MySQL. He has deep experience writing and consuming REST APIs and integrating with third party services. 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

Mike Nguyen

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since September 20, 2016
Mike is a well-rounded back-end and front-end developer who has more than 10 years working in the field. He is technically skilled, a fast learner, long-term oriented, very goal-oriented, and a great asset for all projects that he has been involved in. Mike knows what he is doing and how to do it well and this shows in his code (clean, well-structured) and in his professionalism. 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 e-commerce solutions, legacy integrations, and optimized PHP and JavaScript driven applications. Click to continue
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CEO @ CaseFleet
“As a growing startup, finding top-notch engineering talent at affordable rates is one of the biggest challenges. After being frustrated with unreliable local contractors in New York, we turned to Toptal. We worked closely with Michal in Poland for 5 months and were thrilled with the results. Michal was an outstanding engineer who communicated flawlessly and took control of our project in ways that far exceeded my expectations. I give Michal and Toptal my highest endorsement and will continue to use and recommend them to anyone looking for software engineering talent.”
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CEO @ GoChime
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CTO @ FundedByMe.com
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