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Aidan Musnitzky

Member since May 30, 2015
Aidan is a full-stack software engineer with a strong theoretical computer science and mathematics background. He has built mobile/web applications and web services at scale, worked on large-scale projects, and designed and developed various games and products. He has worked on large teams and led small teams, including leading a new internal product team at Amazon Web Services. Click to continue

Sebastian Janisz

Member since January 22, 2016
Sebastian is a rockstar programmer with two decades of programming experience in games and tech, including many solo indie games. He has worked with Disney multiple times, for whom he was tasked with their highest priority R&D projects (including the tracking for Jedi Challenges AR, which other experts claimed was impossible). He is best suited for short-term problems that are too difficult, tedious, or time-sensitive for other programmers. Click to continue

Tyson Jacobs

Member since March 14, 2018
Tyson is a skilled C++ specialist with over 12 years of industry experience. His background in the game industry, consumer electronics, and scientific simulation has given him a robust toolset—enabling him to tackle a wide spectrum of problem domains. He loves the challenge of reducing complex problems to simple, very usable solutions. He has worked on team sizes ranging from solo projects to hundreds of people. Click to continue

Matthew Newport

Member since January 7, 2016
Matt is an expert C++ programmer with over 15 years experience in the games industry, both at large companies like EA and THQ and at smaller independent studios. He has extensive real-time 3D graphics experience as well as expertise in optimization, debugging, and cross platform console development. Recently, Matt has been focusing on virtual reality applications for Oculus Rift since backing the successful Oculus Kickstarter campaign. Click to continue

Ted Cohn

Member since February 1, 2014
Ted has 25+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, created Pleo the dinosaur, Foodiebot chatbot ordering system and worked for Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Excite, and NeXT. He can develop new concepts, join/lead teams, and bring order to chaos. He loves innovating and delivering incredible products. Superb communication and presentation skills. Click to continue

Macario Ortega

Member since April 1, 2014
Macario is a full stack web developer with over eight years of professional experience. He is strong in the TDD/BDD discipline and is fanatical about code quality. He praises the established conventions of Ruby on Rails and also enjoys using minimalist web stacks based on Sinatra, Padrino, or Node. Click to continue

Mark Grossnickle

Member since September 13, 2015
Mark has ten years of experience in tech with the most recent five being as CEO and co-founder of a remote mobile gaming startup called Kihon. A majority of his time at Kihon was spent on the engineering side and ensuring that we delivered highly polished entertainment experiences. Click to continue

Matthew Knippen

Member 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

Kentaro Rose

Member since June 16, 2013
Kentaro is a developer who specializes in web development. He has helped develop and maintain sites for various companies including Kaiser Permanente, HPMG, IFAW, and more. He develops with quality and user in mind--that is, code quality and performance for the back-end and a great user experience on the front-end. Click to continue

John-Paul May

Member since October 24, 2016
John-Paul is an extremely experienced developer in OCC native and cloud engineering, as well as Unity, VR, and hardware-software devices. He has a long roster of multi-million dollar product successes for clients. He combines a savvy marketing outlook with the more difficult technical engineering. A specialist in the high-value "attractions" industry. He has led teams of all types and budgets, creating many huge successes for clients. Click to continue
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“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.”
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“Toptal provides a great service: Within a week of posting my job, I was matched with my developer and ended up completing the entire project with him. I'll continue to use Toptal in the future for any new development work I may need.”
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CEO @ DigitalDripped
“To take advantage of Toptal's capabilities, we actually remodeled the way we do our work. We develop pseudo code with some code fragments that we send to our Toptal developer, who has a specific task set. The work is then further processed by the next group of Toptal engineers. It's been very efficient and we've seen a massive improvement in our development speed.”
William North
CTO & Co-Founder @ Swizly
“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.”
Thomas Honeyman
COO @ FindMySong
“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.”
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CTO @ Applied Business Technologies, LLC
“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.
“We were extremely impressed with both Toptal and our developer, Bojan. They were professional and flexible with our schedule. On multiple occasions, we needed to alter our timeline and they never hesitated to accommodate us. Bojan was communicative and delivered what we asked for on-time and exactly to spec. I know that should we need additional work, we will surely be looking to hire Bojan and Toptal again. ”
Stephen Vasallo
Co-founder @ Bubble
“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
“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
“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
“Getting set up with Toptal and finding a new team member was so easy, I don't know why anyone wouldn't give it a try. Best of all, we no longer have to worry about finding great people to help with our projects!”
Mike Branch
President & CTO @ Harbor System Integrators, Inc
“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
“We're a small firm with big dreams. After trying 4 or 5 local or outsourced developers, we were out of options. I'd heard of Toptal, but was worried that my company wasn't big enough for them. After calling them up, I found out that I didn't need to meet any minimum budget and was immediately put in touch with a developer to talk through my problems and goals. A day later, he got back to me with a list of possible solutions. After 9 months and 5 developers, Toptal got me my solution in a single week at a price I could afford.”
Kevin Ramirez
Co-Founder @ SixtyVocab.com
“I couldn’t have been more pleased with Toptal. They are professional, quick, well priced, and fun. I will be using them again for my next project, and the next, and the next, and the next ... ”
Mac Smith
President @ New Texas Investments
“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
“We've been very pleased with our experience working with Toptal. Their team was incredibly helpful in finding us 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