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Chady Kassouf

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since February 17, 2017

Chady is a full-stack web and iOS developer. He is fully fluent in Objective-C and Swift, and has a very long record of shipping products with the LAMP stack. He has solid experience with all things front-end and can work very closely with designers and UX teams.

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Johnmicah Potter

Freelance PHP Developer
United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since July 27, 2020

Bank of America, Anthem, and Lowe’s are just a few of the companies that Johnmicah has worked at. He has 13 years of experience building web applications from not only both the front and back ends but also the platform and infrastructure sides. Johnmicah is passionate about performance, automation, and containerization. Johnmicah is also capable of fitting into and improving an existing environment or building a new one from the ground up.

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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

Freelance PHP Developer
United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since July 29, 2014

Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in scalable, enterprise-level application development and engineering solutions for exceptionally high throughputs. He is also the founder and owner of GreatVocab.com, for which he developed the core system using novel concepts in data analysis and control theory.

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Ivan Novak

Freelance PHP Developer
United StatesFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since February 2, 2022

Ivan is a technical founder, principal engineer, and solution architect with 16 years of experience. He has participated in and founded multiple startups and is familiar with the highest highs and lowest lows that owners go through. Recently, he helped grow a startup from a $4 million to $87 million valuation in three years with a successful Series A round. His in-depth understanding and strategic approach has seen him deliver numerous products.

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Raphael Mobis Tacla

Freelance PHP Developer
BrazilFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since January 26, 2022

Raphael is a young developer with over eight years of experience in the industry. Having worked on huge distributed projects for banks, government agencies, and smaller startups, he is always learning new technologies and refining his skills. Nowadays, Raphael is focused on web development around Node.js, TypeScript, and PHP, and he is proficient with C++, Java, and Lua and open to new learning opportunities.

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Draco Li

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since April 14, 2020

Draco is a seasoned lead engineer with over 12 years of extensive full-stack experience in various industries, including online retail, web3, and AI insurance. As a founding engineer at Dots, Draco spearheaded the launch of highly acclaimed iOS apps, TwoDots (50+ million downloads) and Dots & Co (1.5+ million downloads within two days). He also served as the engineering lead at Loose Button, where he launched an online advertising network that grew to over $1 million in sales in three months.

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Sanam Patel

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since December 8, 2021

Sanam Patel is a seasoned full-stack web developer with over nine years of experience. He possesses a deep passion for Laravel, being a certified Laravel Develope,r and having created and deployed more than 20 Laravel applications. With expertise in DevOps and AWS, Sanam is skilled in creating and integrating CI/CD pipelines, deploying applications, and monitoring and maintaining servers effectively.

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Noah Kochanowicz

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since May 31, 2022

Noah is a senior software developer with nearly a decade of experience in Ruby and PHP. He loves to focus on the little things that will make massive improvements to the users' day-to-day. His project experience includes eCommerce, social media, and internal tooling.

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Wicttor Rios

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since June 13, 2022

Wicttor is a senior WordPress developer and web development manager with 12+ years of experience delivering web projects for businesses and government agencies. He excels at improving workflows and processes, aligning and enhancing user experiences with new technologies and integrations, using the right solutions and technologies for each situation, and guiding teams to deliver modern projects.

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Stéphane Boisvert

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since March 11, 2021

Stéphane is a principal developer with nearly two decades of experience in the industry and over a decade of experience running large eCommerce and enterprise WordPress sites. Formerly the director of technology for WordPress.com VIP, Stéphane worked on some of the world’s largest sites, spending his time helping clients with architectural decisions, reviewing code for security, and ensuring performance for over 5 billion page views a month across thousands of sites.

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Scott Joudry

Freelance PHP Developer
CanadaFreelance PHP Developer at Toptal Since August 30, 2022

Scott is an architect-level Drupal developer with 12+ years of experience architecting, developing, and supporting large-scale Drupal properties. Scott has worked efficiently and accurately on all aspects of a Drupal site, including complex migrations, module development, theme development, and site builds. Scott's also active in the Drupal community, where he's credited with 90+ fixed solutions and answering multiple Drupal questions.

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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.

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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.

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Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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nifti.com

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A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right PHP developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new PHP developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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