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Thomas Tran

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since December 31, 2015

Tom has over eight years of web development experience, ranging from being the first engineer at a business analytics company to building highly scalable and secure games at Zynga, including one that supported 9 million daily active users. He is completely self-reliant and self-motivated; you can count on him to handle everything including spec review, level-of-effort estimation, architecting, developing, and even deployment.

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Alexey Rastaturin

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since April 19, 2015

Alexey is a strongly self-motivated, open-minded software developer focused mainly on back-end and mobile development. He loves to make clear, scalable, well-documented, and tested code. He is strong in math and algorithms.

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Carlos Ramirez III

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 29, 2014

Carlos is a professional software engineer and full-stack web developer specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework. He has worked with tech companies for over a decade, helping to build technology-based businesses from the ground up. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Williams College.

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Erik Bielefeldt

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 25, 2016

Erik is a software developer with fifteen years of back-end experience and a proven track record of architecting, planning, and executing large projects. In addition to being an individual contributor, he has excellent leadership and management skills, and is committed to delivering on time and to spec.

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Alexis Wilke

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 19, 2018

Over the past 14 years, Alexis has been running Made to Order Software, mainly as a contractor, doing software development for customers in Sacramento, San Francisco, LA, the Netherlands, and more. Alexis specializes in PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, HTML/CSS, XML, XSLT2, C/C++, Assembly, CUDA, Microsoft Access, and a broad range of other technologies. He has created and manages many websites and worked on an embedded medical device.

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Alex Gonzalez

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since February 25, 2019

Alex has over ten years of experience developing software, especially web and mobile apps. He’s led the development of interactive projects for companies including AT&T, EMC, Legendary Pictures, Hewlett Packard, Foundation Capital, UCLA, Anaheim Ducks, and LA18 Television. Apps he’s developed have been featured in TechCrunch and iPod commercials. Alex graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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David Rothschild

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 4, 2015

Dave has 15 years of experience building web applications, including full-stack development. He has a passion for code and an entrepreneurial spirit. He has worked in all kinds of teams, and is particularly drawn to startups and new ideas.

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Hayk Hakobyan

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 14, 2019

Hayk is a detail-oriented software engineer with over a decade of experience—building scalable, robust web systems. He's deeply familiar with the software lifecycle (from conception to deployment and maintenance) and useful development practices, i.e., TDD, OOP, agile, and more. What Hayk relishes about his field is that to create inventive solutions, you need to balance out-of-the-box thinking while remaining focused on the client's goal.

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Jeff Davidson

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 12, 2020

Jeff has been passionate about technology since designing and building his first working computer at age twelve. Now, he's a lead developer and tech manager, working primarily with RoR, Python, Django, Flask, Node.js, and React. Jeff has worked for clients such as NBCUniversal, the Library of Congress, The Moth, and the Publicis Groupe. His formal education includes an MS in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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Sheldon Linker

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 14, 2020

Dr. Linker has been doing consulting/contract programming (and other job functions) for decades. He has specialized in database work since 1978. His doctoral work involved AI and knowledge bases. He is also adept at programming servers, client systems, desktop systems, embedded systems, and a number of other types of systems. He has served in a database, programming, business analyst, and project management capacity. He currently teaches the latter two at the University of Maryland online.

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Tiago Lopes

Freelance PHP Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since January 4, 2013

Tiago is a full-stack developer focusing on creating front-end apps using React, React Native, iOS Native, and Android Native. He has a proven experience working with companies of all dimensions, from early-stage startups to multi-billion dollar companies, and taking projects from planning to be used by millions of users. Tiago is experienced with continuous deployment pipelines using Gitlab and Jenkins and has a vast knowledge of AWS infrastructure to deploy serverless applications.

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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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