Freelance DevOps jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance DevOps jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former lead DevOps engineer, manager, or specialist, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

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Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top developers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.

Grow your career by working with top companies

Grow your career by working with top companies

At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.

Never worry about payments

Never worry about payments

At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced developers.

Design your own lifestyle

Design your own lifestyle

No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Have a bug? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top engineers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly gain professional expertise in a new technology.

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of advanced technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Engineering Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.

Speak at conferences and attend events

Speak at conferences and attend events

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal DevOps community:

Dmitry Kireev

Walnut, CA, United States

Dmitry is a cloud architect and a site reliability engineer with over a decade of intense professional experience strictly adhering to D... Read More

Sagi Kovaliov

Alpharetta, GA, United States

Sagi is a top-performing senior ALM/DevOps professional with nine years of solid hands-on experience in programming, business intelligen... Read More

Arthur Lorotte de Banes

Paris, France

In 2012, Arthur earned a master's degree in computer engineering but he soon learned his true north was in system administration. His pr... Read More

Simon Berglund

Stockholm, Sweden

Simon is a full-stack engineer with 8 years of experience in native iOS development and 4 years of Python development. He is an innovati... Read More

Keidrych Anton-Oates

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Along with empowering organizations to optimize speed, scale, and margin via Foggy Cloud structures with zero impact to production syste... Read More

Ryan Cocks

Berlin, Germany

Ryan is an experienced software engineer of reliable and scaleable production Cloud systems. He specializes in DevOps, microservices and... Read More

Mike Stankavich

Austin, TX, United States

Mike is a senior data engineer and freelance architect experienced across the development stack. He has extensive cloud and infrastructu... Read More

Fernando Sergio Cardoso Cunha

Toronto, ON, Canada

Fernando is a telecommunications engineer who's been working in his chosen field since 2013. He's gained hands-on experience working in ... Read More

Guilherme Caminha

Stockholm, Sweden

Guilherme is a computer engineer who has a passion for solving challenges and building beautiful software. He is a flexible and dynamic ... Read More

Fernando Eugenio Marcos Teixeira

Toronto, ON, Canada

Fernando is a technology enthusiast (DevOps) who is passionate about system automation and has solid experience with open source, high t... Read More

Fredrik Håård

Stockholm, Sweden

Fredrik is a developer with over ten years of contracting and entrepreneurial experience. He specializes in back-end product development... Read More

See 3 typical DevOps jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite DevOps engineers for their mission-critical jobs.

Docker Expert
Docker, Amazon Web Services, Amazon RDS, GitHub

We are looking for a Docker expert who will have full access to our private Docker repository (which pulls from GitHub), and who ensures that builds are automatically deployed into an existing AWS swarm. In addition, this expert will need to validate the database connection to an existing AWS Aurora RDS, ensuring that application updates from Docker containers can efficiently migrate database changes without breaking the application.

Cloud Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform

We are an early stage startup, and we are already facing scalability issues. Customers love the product we have so far. Now, we are looking for someone that can help us decide which cloud provider to use, set up the correct server infrastructure, and handle deployments for the application. We are a small team looking for someone with experience working in startups who can bring a high level of expertise and take our product to the next level.

DevOps / Deployment Engineer
Amazon Web Services, Containers, NGINX

We are looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer who has strong Linux and AWS skills. We primarily use Debian and Ubuntu, but are open to other distributions. Our immediate need is for a skilled developer to work alongside our on-site engineer and set up NGINX deployments using AWS containers for auto-scaling and failover.

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.

Trusted by:
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Bridgestone has worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their global team.
Duolingo trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
USC hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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Cleveland Cavaliers hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join tech conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish technical papers alongside DevOps engineers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of DevOps engineers.

Why do top DevOps experts join Toptal?

Oscar Jara

DevOps Engineer
Santa Fe, Argentina

Oscar is a top information systems engineer who has worked as a developer, system administrator, and university professor. He has extensive experience with low-level software development and has worked with client-server, distributed, and fault-tolerant web architectures.

DevOps has really evolved a lot over the last few years, and much of what is happening now is quite exciting. More and more, companies are having to deliver increasingly complex software features to customers faster than ever, with no hiccups. Toptal has made it easy to work with these kinds of top-tier companies, while really boosting my professional growth in the field. Working with Toptal, you can focus on what you love and do best, and not have to worry about the rest.

Edin Nedzibovic

DevOps/Security Engineer
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edin is a DevOps/security engineer with over 10 years of experience. He has worked on complex integration projects for banks, ISPs, and telco operators, as well as top startups.

Toptal has made it possible for me to become a part of great stories, extend my areas of expertise, and improve my skills in the fast expanding market of DevOps. Each project is a new and exciting challenge that has proven to be beneficial both for Toptal clients and me.

Maxim Fedchyshyn

Senior Systems Engineer
San Francisco, California

Over the years, Maxim has managed the infrastructure of many different levels of companies, from a two-person startup-up to a multi thousand-person corporation. Upon starting a new project, he pushes to adopt industry's best practices while following the motto, "Move fast, think big". He is passionate about containers and the infrastructure-as-a-code paradigm.

Toptal helps to improve a critical personal aspect - my professional growth. Every engagement brings new challenges and new usage scenarios, which ignites new opportunities to find the most efficient solution. On top of that, by contributing to each project, I learn something new from engineers all over the globe. That's fantastic!

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.