Freelance Docker jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance Docker jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Systems or DevOps Engineer, 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 Docker community:

Brian Lenoski

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Brian has ten years of experience developing software across web, mobile, and desktop platforms, including having been part of the devel... Read More

Silas Brazil

Seattle, WA, United States

Silas is a full-stack developer with eleven years of experience with industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing. He delivers re... Read More

Stephanie Volftsun

San Francisco, CA, United States

Stephanie is an entrepreneur and freelance software developer with 10 years of professional experience. She started 2 companies (Knotch,... Read More

Stuart Klette

London, United Kingdom

Having come from an engineering and mathematics background, Stuart gained his stripes on the commodities trading floor at BP then WCAPRA... Read More

Chris Gunawardena

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chris is a developer/solutions architect with over 12 years of experience working for Accenture, Cricket Australia, RMIT University, and... Read More

David Pfeffer

Annandale, NJ, United States

David is a software engineer and an adjunct computer science professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He’s been invo... Read More

Alexander Makeev

Novosibirsk / Ekaterinburg, Russia

Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performanc... Read More

John Shields

Austin, TX, United States

John has a passion for elegant software and the art of taking it from ideation to production quickly. In his 16+ year career as a develo... Read More

Edgar Lee

San Francisco, CA, United States

Edgar has over three years of experience developing full-stack web applications with Ruby on Rails APIs and Ember.js as a front-end clie... Read More

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

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

Chief Automation Engineer
Docker, Kubernetes, Python

We are a healthcare startup using big data and machine learning to automate healthcare news. We are looking to hire an automation engineer to work directly with our CEO to optimize our automation platform using Kubernetes. The output of this project will be a platform that enables the company to scale across many users and allow for the automation of their work.

Docker Developer
Docker, Unit Testing

We are one of the largest consulting firms in the world, bringing strategy and operational efficacy to businesses across every vertical. We would like to hire a developer to construct the programmatic build of a Docker environment using a continuous integration toolchain. The ideal hire can dockerize existing python models, and will be responsible for scheduling and deploying models.

DevOps Engineer
Docker, Python, Ruby, AWS, Django

We are a gaming company re-imagining the hiring and evaluation process for large employers and educational institutions. We are looking for an experienced DevOps engineer to design and implement secure infrastructure, and develop in a version-controlled system. The ideal hire will have strong communication skills for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp 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 Docker developers 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 Docker developers.

Why do top Docker experts join Toptal?

Edin Nedzibovic

DevOps 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 Docker and DevOps. Each project is a new and exciting challenge that has proven to be beneficial both for Toptal clients and me.

Oscar A. Jara

System Administration Developer
Santa Fe, Argentina

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

Docker 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.

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.