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Kevin Howard

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since May 25, 2021

Kevin is a software engineer with 25 years of experience focusing on mobile applications, cloud computing, operating system design, and server management. He's proud of his proven track record of building and leading engineering teams in full-stack mobile and web products in multiple industries. At work, Kevin is recognized for his ability to deliver winning cross-platform solutions in cutting-edge technology areas across geographically dispersed project teams.

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Shelley Nason

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since January 15, 2015

Shelley is a full-stack engineer with 15 years experience building software in a variety of industries. She is comfortable starting with rough requirements and working with stakeholders to turn an idea into a useful, appealing piece of software. Shelley writes clean, fast, well-documented, and well-tested code, provides realistic estimates, and works well with teammates. As a student, Shelley spent several years in an AI Ph.D. program and she maintains a strong interest in that field.

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Randall Hogan

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since February 9, 2022

Randall has 20+ years of software engineering experience with two of the top Fortune 100 companies in the world. His expertise ranges from sophisticated network and process automation to real-time data collection and wrangling to rapid data access with complex filtering schemes to top-performing interactive web interfaces. He has been an innovative full-stack solutions provider solving some of the networking industry's most difficult challenges with automation and performant user interfaces.

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Shane Freed

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since April 9, 2021

Shane is a Java developer with 25 years of experience building enterprise apps and specializes in writing maintainable, extensible, SOLID code. While 95% of Shane's experience is in the Java realm, his passion is full-stack development with Angular. Shane's served in many different roles, including architect, team lead, lead developer, and individual contributor. While Shane doesn't always have to lead a project, his USMC background makes him perfect for lead roles and mentoring.

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Abdullah Sahyouni

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since November 11, 2021

Abdullah is a senior software engineer able to work in any language, functional or imperative. As a full-stack generalist, he can help a startup deploy functional prototypes or help established companies scale by breaking down monoliths into horizontally scalable microservices. Abdullah can break down any problem, discuss pros and cons, and advise with actionable steps to move forward in any project.

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John Noecker

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since December 1, 2022

John is a performance-driven full-stack engineer offering experience and insight into solutions to complex problems. He is a skilled communicator and leader who has successfully overseen various projects, with a proven track record of enhancing business operations based on customer specifications. John has also successfully bootstrapped his own forensic linguistics consulting startup and worked in various domains, including biomedical report summarization and author, speaker, or fraud detection.

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Clayton Lemons

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since April 23, 2020

Clayton is a transformative software engineer and leader with over 15 years of experience in the software industry, innovating at the intersection of data, AI/ML, and cloud engineering. As both an individual contributor and a visionary leader, he is a dynamic force in transforming challenges into user-centric, high-quality software solutions. Renowned for his technical mastery, strategic foresight, and principled approach to software, Clayton elevates teams to collaborate and perform their best.

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Tyler Hicks-Wright

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 24, 2021

Tyler is an innovative problem solver experienced in full-stack web development, desktop applications, and mobile app development. He built educational games, video content delivery platforms, and user management systems for one client, resulting in over two million user sessions in less than 12 months and reaching 100+ countries. Tyler's insight has expanded and greatly enhanced many programs and processes, enabling clients to further their reach and increase revenue.

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Danil Nagy

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since March 2, 2022

Danil is an experienced designer, product manager, and full-stack web developer with a passion for solving complex problems using the latest technologies. He was initially trained as an architect, but his diverse experience and personal drive for learning have made him a web-development triple threat—skilled in UI/UX design and front-end and back-end development. Danil excels in developing products for startups and large-scale enterprises while working individually and within larger tech teams.

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Sam Lucyk

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since April 11, 2022

Sam is an accomplished game, web, and blockchain developer with over a decade of experience. He has recently worked for more than four years as the lead developer and product lead of an edtech gaming startup, building their product from the ground up. After the company's acquisition, he managed the transition of the product before ending his time there. He currently leads a game studio focusing on Web3 game development and is eager to work on new, challenging projects and goals.

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Haitham Gad

Freelance Back-end Developer
United StatesToptal Member 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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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

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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

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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

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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