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Kyle Kotowick, Ph.D.

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

CanadaToptal Member Since November 30, 2018

Dr. Kotowick is a leader in product design and solution architecture, having completed his Ph.D. in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and having served as a consultant for global firms, startups, and universities. He specializes in working with enterprise clients to define requirements and explore possible solutions, as well as in leading the development of project architecture, cloud services, and back-end software.

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Gabriel Parent

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since April 15, 2019

Gabriel completed his master's before spending six years at Amazon working with the Search and Discovery team, and the Music organization. He has nine years of experience building distributed systems with AWS, including natural language processing, speech processing, recommendation systems, and deep learning. Gabriel is a team player who onboarded and mentored several new hires, and junior engineers at Amazon.

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Santiago Hernández

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

ArgentinaToptal Member Since December 29, 2018

Santiago is a machine learning engineer keen on solving large-scale data, optimization, and engineering problems. He has led a team of data scientists to build products that predict the value of over 300 million users worldwide to optimize the advertisement of world-leading companies. Santiago considers it a serious undertaking when developing elegant, efficient, and well-designed software systems.

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Janko Krstic

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

SerbiaToptal Member Since June 5, 2018

Janko is a software engineer who specializes in Blockchain with a focus on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger (Fabric, Indy). He is always looking to increase his knowledge and expertise with a willingness to dive into the unknown. Janko has most recently worked on applying modern distributed systems, cryptography, and blockchain theory to solving SSI-related problems.

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Tony Worm

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 13, 2018

Tony is an automation and DevOps specialist. He has designed and built systems that power IBM Watson, support enterprise migrations, and help startups to get off the ground. His passion for learning and teaching increase his own skill sets and those around him.

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Ivan Gusev

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

RussiaToptal Member Since October 7, 2016

Ivan has been developing software for over ten years. With extensive experience supporting legacy code, he has no fear writing something from scratch at the same time. When developing, he tries to focus on code supportability and testability. His motto is "Never increase technical debt."

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François Bonin

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

FranceToptal Member Since October 4, 2016

Since 2000, François has been building software systems with various technologies. After having been awarded the Microsoft MVP title four years in a row for his deep knowledge of the .NET platform, he discovered a passion for building and monitoring distributed systems as an Amazon senior engineer. During that time, he worked with teams across continents and developed an affinity for cloud software.

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Gonzalo Gabriel Jiménez Fuentes

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

SpainToptal Member Since November 9, 2018

Gonzalo’s written code for servers, PCs, mobiles, microcontrollers, PLCs, among others. This varied experience means that he’s dealt with a wide spectrum of problems and paradigms, but with one invariable constant—he always takes into account scalability, resilience, and fault tolerance. HIs code is so ubiquitous you might find it in running in a data center, in your mobile, or even in an airport.

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George Cristea

Freelance Distributed Systems Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since July 1, 2017

George is a performance-oriented engineering leader with a substantial technology background and business proficiency. He specializes in designing and implementing large-scale distributed systems with a focus on performance and reliability. Throughout his career, George has consistently identified and managed the technology and operational risks with a strong sense of end-to-end ownership for complex software products.

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In addition to sharp technical skills, Faruk had a great attitude and is a really exceptional communicator. He always let us know where he was with his work, thoroughly and reliably. That's not always the case, and it made working remotely considerably easier. He was an easy integration into the team.

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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.

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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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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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Applied Business Technologies, LLC

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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!

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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.

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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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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.

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    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Distributed Systems developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Distributed Systems developer within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

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