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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

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

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

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

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

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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“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
“We struggled for weeks to find a developer or architect with expertise in a niche API, but to no avail. When we linked up with Toptal, they connected us with the very expert we needed, and a week later we were hard at work making progress! The whole process was very smooth and we ended up with a new feature we couldn't have done without Toptal.”
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Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
“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.”
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CEO @ Artsy
“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!”
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CEO @ eKids.nl
“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
“The task of finding and hiring the right developers and programmers can be daunting, especially for startups. After sifting through countless unfit freelancers, we came across Toptal. They were able to fill our open position in no time, and I'd highly recommend the service!”
Josef Holm
CEO @ Tubestart
“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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CTO @ FundedByMe.com
“Toptal developers deliver. Hiring my first developer on Toptal was such a pleasant experience that I quickly turned around and hired another. Every developer I've hired on Toptal has been professional, skilled, and self-managing—a pleasant departure from the typical freelancer marketplace.”
Mike Riess
Owner @ RiessGroup
“We have been incredibly happy with our Toptal experience. Initially a skeptic, the process to find and recruit a fabulous iOS developer was very easy. Rather than sifting through hundreds of CVs, we saw two and hired them. They have worked effectively, getting up to speed incredibly quickly and have almost become part of the team. We would definitely use Toptal again. ”
James O'Day
Co-Founder @ Pearlshare
“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
“Dave as a developer was absolutely fantastic! The guidance that he provided us will allow us to make tremendous improvements to the next version of our application.”
Baroni Parson
IT Manager @ City Real Estate Advisors, Inc.
“The Toptal process was very organized, personable, and professional. They get to know you and your project idea, and then quickly provide you with several of the world's best developers, who will work hard to achieve your vision. I found a great developer in only a few days and was able to turn my idea into a functional product.”
Ben Woratyla
CEO @ Book Swap
“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.”
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