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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. He also loves writing documentation. 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

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

Anthony Garvan

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since November 12, 2016
Anthony is a top-tier full stack web developer (Python/JavaScript) and data scientist (SQL/Python) with 10 years of experience building software for everything from to playing poker to predicting hurricanes. His working style is fun, communicative, consistent, and collaborative. Click to continue

Ahmed Denison-Afifi

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since January 19, 2016
Ahmed has five years of experience building iOS and Android applications. He was previously a senior software engineer at Zynga working—across mobile and web—on games such as Farmville, Running with Friends, and Looney Tunes Dash. While at Zynga, Ahmed also developed and delivered iOS applications for the Neuroscape lab at UCSF. Additionally, Ahmed has spent years helping startups polish their ideas into shipped products. Click to continue

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

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

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

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

Sherali Obidov

Freelance software Developer at Toptal since November 20, 2017
Sherali is an adept and dynamic Oracle Certified Java professional with six years of experience designing and developing all aspects of web applications using Agile/Scrum methodologies. He is proficient at learning new technologies, designing modules, integrating external APIs, and developing creative solutions to difficult problems. Click to continue
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Greg Archbald
Founder & CEO @ Greasebook
“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. ”
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Director @ K Dunn & Associates
“We used Toptal to hire a developer with extensive Amazon Web Services experience. We interviewed four candidates, one of which turned out to be a great fit for our requirements. The process was quick and effective. ”
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CTO and Chief Scientist @ Photo Kharma
“Toptal has provided us developers for a wide range of projects. They are quick to provide candidates, and always very quick in communication. We have been happy with the quality of work from the developers as well as the Toptal representatives. Highly recommend!”
Gena Romano
Vice President of Digital @ VOX Global
“Working with Toptal has been a great experience. Prior to using them, I had spent quite some time interviewing other freelancers and wasn't finding what I needed. After engaging with Toptal, they matched me up with the perfect developer in a matter of days. The developer I'm working with not only delivers quality code, but he also makes suggestions on things that I hadn't thought of. It's clear to me that Amaury knows what he is doing. Highly recommended!”
George Cheng
CEO @ Bulavard, Inc.
“Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.”
Jason Kulik
Co-Founder @ ProHatch
“John has been so great to work with! He has met all our requirements, done a speedy job with excellence, and has completed everything we’ve asked him to. Working with him has been a great experience.”
Jenny Lord
Communications Project Manager @ Lake Pointe Church
“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.”
David Baker
Founder @ Spins.FM
“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
“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
“We had a great experience with Toptal. They paired us with the perfect developer for our application and made the process very easy. It was also easy to extend beyond the initial time frame, and we were able to keep the same contractor throughout our project. We definitely recommend Toptal for finding high quality talent quickly and seamlessly.”
Ryan Morrissey
CTO @ Applied Business Technologies, LLC
“We needed some short-term work in Scala, and Toptal found us a great developer within 24 hours. This simply would not have been possible via any other platform.”
Franco Arda
Co-Founder @ WhatAdsWork.com
“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.”
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Co-Founder / CEO @ Lifestage Solutions AG
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