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Philip Riley

Member since June 13, 2016
Over the last 14 years, Phil has proven again and again his ability to get things done, whether it's extending and improving an existing project, or developing one from scratch. He is able to move smoothly between technologies, and has an exceptional ability to dive into a new field and start contributing immediately. He's a great team player, mentor, and thought leader, but also has the discipline to fly solo. Click to continue

Andres Torres

Member since February 15, 2017
Andres is a senior PHP developer and Drupal architect with a wide experience in developing demanding software solutions and Drupal implementations. He has over 10 years of experience working with Drupal and would describe himself as a Drupal solutions architect who can do the back-end, but can also provide the whole infrastructure. Click to continue

Luke Sapan

Member since July 7, 2015
Luke is an efficient and passionate Software Engineer with more than 14 years of programming experience. He has excelled in leadership positions but is also great with solo projects. Luke loves full-stack web development and his recent projects exemplify this in the field of administration. Luke is currently working in a senior engineering and systems administration position. Click to continue

Menno van Ens

Member since July 25, 2014
Menno is a seasoned full-stack developer and software architect. His skillset is broad but centers around architecture​ and development of ​web applications​ and ​APIs​, mainly in ​PHP and Laravel​. He loves solving complex problems with a well-thought-out architecture, performant database structure, and clean, readable code. Click to continue

Silas Brazil

Member since November 29, 2016
Silas is a full-stack developer with eleven years of experience with industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing. He delivers results and provides professional guidance at every tech level, from databases, server architecture, front-end UX, and highly scalable distributed systems to mobile app development, operations, testing, and project planning. He loves working in fast-paced teams on challenging projects. Click to continue

Petr Rusanov

Member since July 29, 2015
Petr has more than 10 years of mobile development experience, with 7 of them in iOS. He's worked in Agile teams in small startups such as LinguaLeo and big companies such as Motorola. He's familiar with the majority of Apple frameworks and with their latest technologies, including Swift 4 and Apple Watch. Click to continue

Carlos Ramirez III

Member since October 29, 2014
Carlos is a professional software engineer and web developer specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework. He has worked with tech companies in New York's Silicon Alley for over five years, helping to build technology-based businesses from the ground up. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Williams College and has been in the software industry for nearly ten years. Click to continue

Adam Scislowicz

Member since July 21, 2017
Adam is a Software Architect with seventeen years of industry experience. His focus has been on theoretical principles and practical methods that surround embedded platforms and distributed systems. He also has extensive experience with networking protocols. Adam has consistently made top-of-the-line products that position him as an invaluable member of any team. Click to continue

Nicholas Wakeman

Member since July 28, 2017
Nick's been developing custom applications for a decade, working primarily on the LAMP stack, while also enjoying some Python work. In addition to a rich full-stack skillset, his business acumen and ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders regardless of their technical knowledge sets him apart from most. Over the last few years, he's especially enjoyed building enterprise applications and middleware. 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
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“As a growing startup, finding top-notch engineering talent at affordable rates is one of the biggest challenges. After being frustrated with unreliable local contractors in New York, we turned to Toptal. We worked closely with Michal in Poland for 5 months and were thrilled with the results. Michal was an outstanding engineer who communicated flawlessly and took control of our project in ways that far exceeded my expectations. I give Michal and Toptal my highest endorsement and will continue to use and recommend them to anyone looking for software engineering talent.”
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Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
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Mac Smith
President @ New Texas Investments
“Robert was such a breath of fresh air. He was an excellent communicator and knew exactly what I was looking for. Now, I have a website that works better than I thought it could for less than the cost -- and in half the time -- it would have taken other developers. Robert is as good as they come, a true professional -- anyone thinking of working with him, hire him. You won’t regret it.”
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CEO @ Winning Social LLC
“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
“Ignacio is one of the most diligent software developers that we have ever worked with—we feel like he's part of the family. He has always been flexible enough to work on our team's schedule and never misses deadlines. Toptal gets you the talent you need, on your timeline, keeping the process very low friction.”
Austin Evarts
CEO @ GoChime
“The task of finding and hiring the right developers and programmers can be daunting, especially for startups. After sifting through countless unfit freelancers, we came across Toptal. They were able to fill our open position in no time, and I'd highly recommend the service!”
Josef Holm
CEO @ Tubestart
“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
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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
“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
“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
“I'm incredibly impressed with the caliber of the Toptal developers I have worked with - they have proven themselves to be both dedicated and highly talented. We will most definitely continue to work with Toptal. ”
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