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Ryan Moelter

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since May 24, 2022

Ryan is a senior Android developer excited about building high-quality experiences that better people's lives. He combines his more than six years of professional technical expertise, experience with UX and UI design, and obsessive attention to detail to bring ideas to life. Ryan will be a great asset to any team.

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Ram Verma

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since July 22, 2021

Ram has over four years of professional experience architecting and leading the development of engineering solutions with an emphasis on object-oriented design and software infrastructure debugging. He specializes in Java and Python back-end development of large-scale systems, cloud migrations, microservices, and data pipeline processes. Ram's expertise includes developing business plans and requirements specifications and leading technical projects with strong inter-team communication.

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Kevin Lo

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since June 21, 2023

Kevin has extensive experience in hands-on development in the Android mobile native space and with technical project and product management. His technical knowledge and cross-functional skills have been honed throughout his career in various startup and larger-sized companies, with a proven track record of delivering results that drive business growth.

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Andu Nguyen

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since November 5, 2021

Andu is a seasoned software engineer and technology leader with nine years of experience, including five years as a senior engineer at Tesla. He has owned and led technical projects from start to finish, including designing, developing, and deploying platforms to support machine learning models. Andu excels at working on complex projects across multiple teams, owning major technical decisions and tradeoffs, delivering excellent customer experiences, and proactively managing conflicts.

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Ryan Matthew Smith

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since September 12, 2018

Throughout his career, Ryan has consistently worked with startups and small software shops where each milestone was make-it or break-it. He loves infrastructure as code managed with Terraform in AWS. Ryan found his niche writing DevOps tooling in Go and Bash and contributes to the open-source community regularly. Ryan is also an expert working with Docker to deploy and maintain Kubernetes systems. Ryan excels at working as a technical leader or alongside a team, depending on the project's needs.

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PhyongNam Kim

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since September 19, 2019

Kim is an accomplished front-end developer committed to building outstanding websites and mobile apps, with some back-end experience. With his expertise in React, React Native, Vue, and other technologies, he creates visually stunning, user-friendly, secure, and performant experiences. Kim's impressive track record includes developing large-scale projects from scratch, updating existing ones to ensure high quality, and enhancing them with new features and pages.

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Hang Guo

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since May 20, 2021

Hang is a data and database engineer who excels at writing programs and obtaining data insights. He's worked with a variety of data sources and destinations, including on-premise databases (such as SQL Server and PostgreSQL), cloud databases (such as AWS Redshift), and big data technologies (such as Spark). Hang also has experience working with application teams for back-end database development, ETL, and data pipelines and in creating business intelligence solutions with the analytics team.

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Jeff Yaeger

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since August 29, 2022

Jeff is a senior full-stack developer with over five years of experience. He specializes in clean coding practices, thoughtful refactoring, and code reusability. Jeff has worked on many high-volume applications, creating optimal algorithms for the best performance and data flow.

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Haitham Gad

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since July 15, 2022

Haitham is a technical leader with over 15 years of experience building products and services for several enterprises. Before starting his AWS consultancy, he spent over five years at AWS, where he helped build Amazon GuardDuty, AWS's intelligent threat detection and security monitoring service. Haitham's work was instrumental in accelerating GuardDuty's adoption by thousands of AWS customers like Snap, HBO Max, Siemens, Volkswagen, and Southwest Airlines.

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Derek Owens-Oas

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since January 21, 2020

Derek has a PhD in statistical science from Duke and has worked as a data scientist and software developer at Xylem. He's the founder of Tech Smart Magic. Published in the Journal of Classification and a TA of the year, he's an expert in research and teaching. He provides interactive apps, visualizations, and reports. Derek's Python and R programming, top AI and ML methods, and ability to communicate make him an asset to any company. His specialties include text data and online social networks.

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Alec Peters

Freelance Software Developer
United StatesFreelance Software Development Developer at Toptal Since March 26, 2018

Alec works at the intersection of data and software development. With over four years of professional software development experience, he primarily focuses on writing full-stack web applications and data processing pipelines in various technologies including Python and .NET. He also is experienced in data analysis and telling stories with interactive visualizations, dashboards, and reports.

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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 startup, 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

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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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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.

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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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