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Dan Wilt

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since August 17, 2016

Dan has been writing code for 16 years now—over half his life—and it's been one of the main constants in his life that he could count on to bring him lots of fulfillment. He genuinely enjoys learning new ways of doing things and being able to implement them in his projects. His ambition for learning has kept him at the forefront of the industry and thus has been the most significant factor for the success of his career.

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Dathan Guiley

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since July 15, 2013

Dathan is a forward-thinking freelance CTO, software architect, developer, and leader with roots in effective software development. He has 25 years in the field and experience with in-house development and management work at top internet companies including Amazon, Netflix, Yahoo!, and Overstock. He has focused for the last eight years on consulting, development, and management for startups and challenging projects.

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Leif Gensert

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since March 1, 2016

For the past eleven years, Leif has worked as a full-time developer focusing on back-end development utilizing Ruby or Elixir. He's worked for giant consulting firms and newly founded startups. Through side projects and open source contributions, he makes sure he stays up to date on the latest tech. A healthy sense of pragmatism keeps him grounded to choose the technology that makes sense as opposed to going with whatever is hip right now.

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Matthew Delisle

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since September 9, 2019

Matthew has 14 years of experience in the software industry. He has managed software teams of up to 40 people, with the bulk of his professional experience as a full-stack engineer. He is a certified scrum master with 12 years of scrum project experience. He has been a part of nine successful software releases.

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Cagdas Ucar

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since May 8, 2019

Cagdas has 20 years of experience in software design, development, and maintenance using a broad range of technologies. He has proven communication skills with clients, management, and technical teams in addition to expertise with web applications, big data, data modeling and analysis, systems architecture, and performance engineering.

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Eric Freiling

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since August 4, 2018

Eric is a senior data scientist based in San Diego, and prior to his current career, spent six years in the defense industry. He has a strong academic background culminating in a master's degree in mathematics and a PhD in electrical engineering. Some of the areas that he's worked in are algorithm development, signal/image processing, and machine learning.

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Madhu Chigullapally

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since October 12, 2019

Madhu has over 13 years of experience in developing scalable software solutions with a strong emphasis on software quality and test-driven development practices. She is experienced in building applications from concept to production in companies ranging from startups to large organizations

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Philip Aelion-Moss

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since May 30, 2019

Phil is a generalist who uses code to help people solve real-world problems efficiently. He developed an automatic processing pipeline that processed and started 10s of thousands of 3D prints without operator intervention. Working at Microsoft taught him best practices and honed his adaptability, communication, and pragmatism. That experience aided his success in a greatly expanded role at a startup where he owned business-critical projects across web development areas to robotics.

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Oto Ciulis

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since December 23, 2019

During the past two decades, Oto has been creating full-stack, cross-platform desktop applications with deep hardware integration. He specializes in .NET, C++, and JavaScript development with a focus on 3D graphics and Computer Vision. Oto works with stakeholders to define amazing products and delivers high-quality solutions on time and within budget.

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Michael Hays

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since March 3, 2019

Michael has been freelancing professionally for five years. He builds applications primarily for startups and small businesses and has a deep entrepreneurial spirit. He enjoys thinking through the business logic and high-level architecture of an application, as well as buckling down and coding for twelve hours straight. Michael has consulted for two Norwegian startups and has the experience to be an extremely effective remote team member.

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James Cahall

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since September 17, 2016

James is a results-driven, can-do, and entrepreneurial engineer with eight years of C-level experience (15+ years of professional engineering)—consistently delivering successful bleeding-edge products to support business goals. He's an architect in innovative tech initiatives that add to and accelerate business revenue streams. He's also the CTO and lead developer of Toon Goggles—an SVOD/AVOD kids' entertainment service with 8 million users.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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