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.
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.
At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.
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.
No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.
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.
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.
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.
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Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite DevOps engineers for their mission-critical jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.