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Jonathan Peterson

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since November 17, 2014
Jon has over twenty years of professional development experience. For the last ten years or so, he's been concentrating on server-side Java, working remotely with small companies, over the full stack. He's a co-founder of a successful software-as-a-service company, IndieMade, and has managed tech teams large and small. He has a BA in computer science from Cornell University and an MSCS from the University of Massachusetts. Click to continue

Harrison Strowd

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since November 4, 2016
Harrison has extensive experience building and maintaining web server applications of all shapes and sizes. The majority of his experience is in Ruby on Rails, but he also has experience with many other languages as well. Harrison has a strong understanding of the entire stack of server-side technologies. Click to continue

Nick Landgrebe

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since February 15, 2017
Nick is a full-stack engineer and former CTO who builds API-driven apps with cutting-edge front-ends, drawing on a lifelong passion for programming starting from the age of 11. A natural approach to his work aids him in distilling complex technological ideas into human concepts for everyday people to digest. In his free time, he authors and maintains multiple open source libraries. Click to continue

Justin DeCamp

Freelance software 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

Frank R. Bonetti

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since March 6, 2016
Frank is a software engineer with 4 years of experience who specializes in web development, specifically Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, React, and Elm. He's also really interested in functional programming. Click to continue

Chandra Shetty

Freelance software 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

Anna Berman

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since March 27, 2016
Anna is a software engineer with over 15 years experience in C++, focusing on distributed real-time financial applications. For the last 2 years, she has been the CTO of a startup, architecting the full-stack solution for the web and iPhone MVP, and developing all of the back-end processes and APIs in Node.js and Firebase, as well as implementing the majority of the front-end in Swift and Angular. Click to continue

Ethan Drower

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since November 22, 2016
Ethan has a unique blend of development and infrastructure experience. Operating primarily out of Chicago, he has multiple years of hard earned experience in Chicago's dynamic electronic trading industry both as a developer and a Linux engineer. His experience in fast-paced environments enables him to jump in and provide technical value in almost any situation. Today, Ethan works primarily in Python and JavaScript technologies. Click to continue

Matthew Knippen

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since October 9, 2013
Matthew has been building iPhone and iPad applications since the release of the iPhone SDK in 2008, working on over 30+ applications in his career. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Click to continue

Omar Khan

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since March 13, 2015
Omar is a software engineer specializing in full-stack web development. He has many years of experience working with technologies such as Python, Ruby, and JavaScript. Omar is passionate about his work and diligent about writing code that is clean, readable, and well-tested. Click to continue
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Pietro Casoar
CEO @ Ronin Play Pty Ltd
“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
“In our 2 years of operations this is by far the most enjoyable and productive working relationship we have had with a developer. I plan on continuing to recommend Toptal's services to other entrepreneurs I run into.”
David Sawyer
CEO @ TSOLife
“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
“To take advantage of Toptal's capabilities, we actually remodeled the way we do our work. We develop pseudo code with some code fragments that we send to our Toptal developer, who has 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
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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 his initial pass at the code base he has contributed several optimizations and stability improvements.”
Matt Cotton
Dev Team Lead @ eFolder
“I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look. ”
Paul Fenley
Director @ K Dunn & Associates
“I'm incredibly impressed with the caliber of the Toptal developers I have worked with - they have proven themselves to be both dedicated and highly talented. We will most definitely continue to work with Toptal. ”
Savannah de Savary
Founder @ Industry Hub
“Toptal helped us achieve our goals by really understanding what we were looking for. They worked with us very closely to figure out what the right talent looked like -- from a technical, cultural perspective -- and helped us get the onboarding done quickly so the talent could be effective as soon as possible. ”
Jay Tring
Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I've ever experienced in my professional career.”
Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
“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, was at a fair price, and came with a much appreciated, risk-reducing trial period.”
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Director @ Bingosolutions
“Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.”
Dennis Baldwin
Chief Technologist and Co-Founder @ PriceBlink
“Robert was such a breath of fresh air. He was an excellent communicator and knew exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have a website that works better than I thought it could for less than the cost -- and in half the time -- it would have taken other developers. Robert is as good as they come, a true professional -- anyone thinking of working with him, hire him. You won’t regret it.”
Matthew Bennett
CEO @ Winning Social LLC
“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
“Toptal makes finding qualified engineers a breeze. We needed an experienced 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.”
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Co-Founder @ Concerted Solutions
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