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Toptal is a marketplace for top remote PHP developers. Top companies and start-ups in Houston choose Toptal PHP freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Jacob Abshire

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since December 17, 2019

Hired during his second year in college to work for a large marketing production firm, Jacob embarked on his career in design and development. Since then, he has helped launch startup companies, including DigitalChalk, and served in creative for organizations like Google, Insperity, and UnitedHealthcare. He enjoys creating interface designs and working to resolve WordPress challenges.

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Matthew Keas

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since July 13, 2013

Matthew is an enthusiastic student of computer science, distributed computing, compiler theory, computer security, self-configured Linux systems, and functional theory. Recent projects involve cross-cloud and private-cloud architecture, configuring multiple Kubernetes clusters, Rancher cluster manager, Longhorn distributed block-storage management, Apache Kafka, and IoT edge-computing.

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Mike Nguyen

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 20, 2016

Mike is a well-rounded back-end and front-end developer who has more than a decade 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.

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Tin Ho Chu

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since April 19, 2015

Tin is a CS degree holder, certificated as a design analyst, data processing, and information systems analyst as well as Cisco CCNA. He's been working for over eight years on web development environments, with over a hundred website projects under his belt as both as a freelancer and as a contracted developer. He has extensive experience with WordPress (themes and plugins).

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Eugeniu Rata

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since September 29, 2012

Eugeniu is a well-rounded full-stack software engineer with almost two decades of experience in many technologies varying from C/C++, C#/.NET to Node.js, React, Angular, Electron, and many more. He can build and develop new concepts, join or lead teams, and bring order to chaos. Eugeniu loves innovating and delivering incredible products and being part of fabulous teams.

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Johnathan Hebert

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since December 13, 2016

Johnathan has 15 years of experience writing web apps that span consumer productivity software to mission-critical financial trading platforms. He has extensive knowledge of front-end JavaScript and browser APIs as well as significant experience with popular frameworks and libraries like React and Redux. Johnathan's deep full-stack experience includes Node.js and Express, MongoDB as well as more traditional technologies like PHP, ASP.NET, and MySQL.

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Darren Ladner

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since August 16, 2019

Darren is a full-stack developer with over a decade of experience building a plethora of WordPress websites and Laravel web applications over the years. By specializing in PHP, MySQL, and front-end web technologies, he's created multiple custom WordPress themes, plugins, Laravel web apps, custom site databases, and REST API platforms for mobile apps. Darren started as a Microsoft .NET developer, but after working at an agency that used Drupal and WordPress, he found PHP and never looked back.

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Dan Goldstein

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since February 22, 2018

Dan has a combination of software development and business management experience that make him a great hire for any project. He specializes in Android apps, web apps, server software, and has experience in a variety of languages and frameworks. His management experience comes from his roles as a software team lead at various companies and as COO of a small manufacturing company.

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David Richard

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since October 20, 2017

David has 11 years of experience in web development, including positions such as CTO, lead developer, solo developer, and database admin. David excels at working with clients directly and helping them craft their vision of the perfect app or MVP. He specializes in full-stack development and loves building SaaS apps, Chrome extensions, and PWAs. David prefers to build back ends in Node.js or PHP, and he's currently working on building more JAMstack apps.

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Kristin Falkner

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since February 23, 2015

Kristin is a senior front-end web developer specializing in beautiful, custom WordPress websites. With over a decade of experience, she's assisted web development agencies, freelance designers, and small businesses bring their vision to life on both WordPress and Shopify. Kristin's attention to detail shines through when delivering the pixel-perfect development counterpart to any provided design files. She's worked on projects for NBC Universal, AT&T, TOMS Shoes, Urban Decay, and more.

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Jay Johnston

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesFreelance 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 eCommerce solutions, legacy integrations, and optimized PHP and JavaScript-driven applications.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great PHP Developer

While many can legitimately claim to "know" PHP, those who are true experts in the language are capable of producing software that is much more scalable, functional, robust, and maintainable. This guide offers a sampling of effective questions to help evaluate the breadth and depth of a candidate's mastery of PHP.

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Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a start up, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace, CEO & Co-Founder

Tripcents

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

The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller, CEO

Radeeus

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

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

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.

Abner Guzmán Rivera, CTO and Chief Scientist

Photo Kharma

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

Working with Marcin is a joy. He is competent, professional, flexible, and extremely quick to understand what is required and how to implement it.

André Fischer, CTO

POSTIFY

We needed a expert engineer who could start on our project immediately. Simanas exceeded our expectations with his work. Not having to interview and chase down an expert developer was an excellent time-saver and made everyone feel more comfortable with our choice to switch platforms to utilize a more robust language. Toptal made the process easy and convenient. Toptal is now the first place we look for expert-level help.

Derek Minor, Senior VP of Web Development

Networld Media Group

Toptal's developers and architects have been both very professional and easy to work with. The solution they produced was fairly priced and top quality, reducing our time to launch. Thanks again, Toptal.

Jeremy Wessels, CEO

Kognosi

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

I'm incredibly impressed with Toptal. Our developer communicates with me every day, and is a very powerful coder. He's a true professional and his work is just excellent. 5 stars for Toptal.

Pietro Casoar, CEO

Ronin Play Pty Ltd

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.

As a Toptal qualified front-end developer, I also run my own consulting practice. When clients come to me for help filling key roles on their team, Toptal is the only place I feel comfortable recommending. Toptal's entire candidate pool is the best of the best. Toptal is the best value for money I've found in nearly half a decade of professional online work.

Ethan Brooks, CTO

Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

In Higgle's early days, we needed the best-in-class developers, at affordable rates, in a timely fashion. Toptal delivered!

Lara Aldag, CEO

Higgle

Toptal makes finding a candidate extremely easy and gives you peace-of-mind that they have the skills to deliver. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for highly-skilled developers.

Michael Gluckman, Data Manager

Mxit

Toptal’s ability to rapidly match our project with the best developers was just superb. The developers have become part of our team, and I’m amazed at the level of professional commitment each of them has demonstrated. For those looking to work remotely with the best engineers, look no further than Toptal.

Laurent Alis, Founder

Livepress

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.

Jeff Kelly, Co-Founder

Concerted Solutions

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

Toptal offers a no-compromise solution to businesses undergoing rapid development and scale. Every engineer we've contracted through Toptal has quickly integrated into our team and held their work to the highest standard of quality while maintaining blazing development speed.

Greg Kimball, Co-Founder

nifti.com

How to Hire PHP Developers Near Houston

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right PHP developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new PHP developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

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    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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