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Jeffrey Halley

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since May 4, 2020

Jeff is a data engineer, a software engineer, and a former geneticist and educator. He develops innovative uses for existing data, discovers and implements efficiencies, and helps others excel in their projects. As a scientist, he learned how to understand and explore complex problems. As an educator, he mastered the art of clearly communicating advanced topics. Jeff brings this rare combination of skills and experience to every data and software development project he takes on.

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Yifeng Huang

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since April 7, 2020

Yifeng is a systems engineer with a passion for high-performance, low-latency cloud systems. He has experience in top Silicon Valley companies delivering demanding video pipelines using modern technology, resulting in polished and delightful products for the customer. Yifeng is ready to help you bring out the next level of performance and reliability from your services.

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Robin Jayaswal

Freelance Software Developer

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

Robin graduated in the top 2% of his class from Dartmouth College and went straight from graduation to YCombinator in San Francisco with his startup. He has since raised over a million dollars in VC funding and his startup's clients include global banks, public companies, and political organizations. At his startup, he manages an engineering team and has built from the ground up a production tech stack that supports tens of thousands of daily users and millions of survey responses a month.

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Garland Kan

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since April 13, 2020

Garland is a DevOps software engineer and consultant that helps small to medium-sized startups run large-scale, reliable applications. For over the past five years, he’s worked with many development teams to architect, design, build, optimize, and operate the infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure).

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Matt Fulton

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since January 8, 2018

Matt is a full-stack web developer, former CTO, Google engineer, and YCombinator alum. He has built systems with a large variety of technologies and has deep experience in systems architecture, product strategy, and managing engineering teams. He has reduced query latencies from 10s of seconds to 100s of milliseconds saving vast amounts of time. His work has helped companies safely migrate, expand, and resolve critical issues that directly helped their bottom line and customer experience.

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Antonio Osorio

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since October 21, 2015

Antonio has more than eight years of experience developing with Python and three+ years on DevOps. As part of the Enterprise Informatics department at Schrodinger, he has designed, developed, and deployed products that enable most of the top pharmaceutical companies to run thousands of scientific simulations seamlessly in the cloud—his work allowed solution architects to deploy full-stacks of our flagship products in minutes among others.

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Cliff Crosland

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since September 15, 2017

Cliff is a full-stack software engineer who has had the opportunity to work on some remarkable technology, including systems to crawl the web and process hundreds of millions of extracted profiles from web-pages. He's passionate about building elegant APIs and processing systems as well as beautiful front-end web experiences.

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Elias Zamaria

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since August 14, 2017

Elias has over 20 years of experience working with computers and over a decade in designing and programming websites. Elias's work experience includes helping parking lot operators pick the optimal prices, making enhancements to AppCentral's flagship product until the company was acquired, and analyzing user behavior data from millions of Android users to make user-interface design decisions at Google.

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Dani Arnaout

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since January 9, 2017

Dani is a senior engineer based out of San Francisco. He has previously co-founded Saily, a mobile app that was acquired in 2017. In 2018, he was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 for developing the most advanced iOS (Swift/ObjC) framework. He's authored several iOS focused courses, spoken at tech events around the world, and lead large and small teams of talented engineers. Dani now enjoys helping startups build their mobile MVP fast.

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Ethan Jud

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since September 29, 2016

Ethan is a senior-level software engineer with a strong background in iOS development. He takes a quality-focused approach to engineering, and prefers to avoid taking shortcuts that compromise maintainability or user experience, but is always aware of business needs. He values open, constructive communication and teamwork, working well with product and design teams as appropriate to make the product the best it can be.

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James Fitzgerald

Freelance Software Developer

United StatesFreelance Software Developers Developer at Toptal Since January 21, 2019

James is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and software engineer with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He has developed several full-stack applications from the ground-up, but specializes in mobile application development, especially Android, and has shipped applications on millions of devices. Throughout his career he’s taken several projects from sketches to full product implementations. He prides himself on his can-do, get-things-done attitude.

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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.

Stuart Pocknee , Principal

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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.

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

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