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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

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

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

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 guides companies in their transition to and strengthening of API service-based isomorphic web apps in Ruby on Rails, React, and Angular—drawing on a lifelong passion for web application programming starting from the age of 11. A natural approach to his work enables him to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively in cross-functional teams of all sizes. In his free time, he authors and maintains multiple open source libraries. 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

Jonathan Serle

Freelance software 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

Colin Young

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since August 19, 2015
Colin is a senior engineer with 5+ years' experience leading products and managing small entrepreneurial teams. He specializes in robust, performant API back-ends and the clients and applications they serve, and his core skills are Ruby, Swift/Obj-C, JS, and Linux Server. He's trained in UX and design, and has proven ability to learn new tech quickly. He is skilled at React, and gaining ground with Android products. 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 an Linux engineer. His experience in fast-paced environments enable him to jump in and provide technical value in almost any situation. Today, Ethan works primarily in Python and JavaScript technologies. 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
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“Andrea is doing an amazing job. I don't think we could have gotten a better person. He is fun to work with, he thinks out of the box, and he is extremely knowledgeable in what he is going. He not only does an excellent job, he also helps our company to differentiate our business model further (e.g. making our app offline-capable). I would recommend Andrea as well as Toptal any time to any friend.”
Pascal Girardat
Co-Founder / CEO @ Lifestage Solutions AG
“Working with Enrique has been a pleasure and a relief. His knowledge in the IT space is broad and in-depth. Zoomedia has been in need of this level of support for some time and I feel confident we are an exponentially stronger team with Enrique on board.”
Justin Bane
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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
“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
“Toptal was the best thing to happen to my web app. Initially, I hired a team of freelancers from India through another freelancing website—which was a nightmare. In fact, it was so bad that I had to start again from scratch, which is when I found Toptal. The experiences were like night and day. It was so refreshing to get partnered up with a quality developer that I could trust due to Toptal's extensive screening process. I will only use Toptal from now on and highly recommend you do the same.”
Chris Holtzhauer
CEO @ HootRecruit
“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 really enjoy working with Toptal. The experience has been very positive, and we'd recommend it to anyone seeking developers on-demand.”
Jeff Kerr
CEO @ CaseFleet
“I needed help, and fast. I did not want to hire a random coder I met online- I was worried about security, and many other issues. Toptal was there when I needed them- and has been fantastic to work with. Outsourcing is full of terrible stories- Toptal is the story that is the giant exception. I give them my highest recommendation.”
Michael Feder
Founder & CEO @ PrayerSpark
“Dario was recently assigned to our company in order to help with PHP and JW Video player refinements. He listens extremely well and offers common sense suggestions that save both time and money. He speeds up the process by asking great questions, and he just delivered our first project on time. His redesigned player offers a very pleasing appearance and delivers functions that are both elegant and intuitive.”
Dennis B. Jacobs
President @ College TV Ticket
“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.”
Natasha Mohanty
CTO @ FEM Inc
“We've been very pleased with our experience working with Toptal. Their team was incredibly helpful in helping us find the perfect developer for our project. The work was stellar, the communication was excellent and we couldn't have been happier with the overall experience. We're excited to work with Toptal for more projects in the future!”
Ryan Walker
Director, Product Management @ Rand McNally
“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
“My experience with Toptal has exceeded expectations. I needed to quickly find a front-end developer, and the first person they recommended was a perfect fit. A month later, I needed an iOS developer and they delivered again. I'm incredibly impressed with the quality of the people in Toptal's network and how quickly I was able to find a match for my needs.”
Bruno De Martino
Head of Product @ Token
“We've had multiple needs for various development talent and Toptal doesn't disappoint. They truly focus on matching the best developer to our specific engagements, and they continue to stay connected in an effort to exceed our expectations at all times”
Mindle Hastings
Sr. Product Manager @ Bodybuilding.com
“We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!”
Barbara Karpf
President @ DecoratorsBest
“With Toptal, we are able to find talented developers in a matter of weeks instead of months. The quality of talent they supply is extremely high as the developers are able to immediately onboard and ramp incredibly fast.”
Zac Carman
CEO @ ConsumerAffairs

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