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Chris Kottaridis

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since April 12, 2022

Chris has 25 years of experience in Linux environments. Most of those years were spent in operating system development, such as writing device drivers and embedded Linux systems. His most recent tasks have been in the cloud computing world, where he was on IBM Cloud's core development team. He's currently interested in both Linux and FreeRTOS-based embedded systems.

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Kijong Uhm

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
South KoreaToptal Member Since September 17, 2021

Kijong has been a software engineer in embedded systems for 15+ years and a software project manager and development manager for 5+ years. He specializes in C on embedded Linux and has experience in C++, Java, and Python. Kijong has developed software for set-top boxes, automotive devices, and IoT devices.

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Saban Kocal

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
GermanyToptal Member Since May 31, 2023

Saban, an Embedded Software & FPGA Engineer since 2005, specializes in systems with FPGA, ADC, and DAC. He excels in Embedded Linux, Yocto-based Petalinux, and Bare Metal (No-OS) CPUs. Saban develops robust software solutions and is proficient in C and Modern C++ (11, 14, 17). His FPGA expertise extends to Verilog and VHDL, including simulation. Saban possesses deep knowledge of communication protocols such as PCIe, SFP+, I2C, SPI, JTAG, UART, and 1-Wire.

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Michael Harvey

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since May 11, 2023

Mike is a senior developer with three decades of experience building software for embedded systems and cloud platforms, including more than 15 years at Intel. He has substantial experience with Linux, C, C++, Python, and Java and has worked with media technologies, networking, eCommerce, and payments. Mike is an experienced technical lead.

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Vasco Cardoso Espinheira Rio

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
PortugalToptal Member Since March 3, 2022

Vasco is a senior embedded software developer with over a decade of experience building reliable products for companies like Synopsys and Tridonic. He specialized in C, C++, Python, and embedded Linux but would also love to work in state-of-the-art products with technologies such as Rust.

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Mirosław Opoka

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
AustriaToptal Member Since November 11, 2015

Miroslaw is a software engineer with 20+ years of experience, translating business dreams into actionable plans, robust architectures, and maintainable products. He specializes in object-oriented solutions for Linux and embedded systems with C, C++, and Python for industrial applications where reliability and safety are critical. Miroslaw fosters open communication to ensure that the business logic is well understood, the code is clean and readable, and the final product is future-proof.

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Bruno Bittencourt

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since February 13, 2023

Bruno is an accomplished professional with over 13 years of experience in embedded software development. His broad expertise includes embedded systems, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), graphical user interfaces (GUIs), Internet of things (IoT) connectivity, mobile app development and distribution, and user experience. Bruno aims to generate innovations strategically positioned and translated into products that meet customer expectations and marketing and sales demands.

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Enes Akdoğan

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
TurkeyToptal Member Since May 6, 2022

Enes is a Bilkent CS alumni and an enthusiastic software design engineer, experienced in back-end and embedded system development. He mainly focuses on the Python Flask framework and C++ applications that run on embedded Linux systems and is highly interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV). Enes takes ownership, delivers on time, and aims for the best possible outcome in any given scenario.

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Anatolii Gerasymenko

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
PolandToptal Member Since October 17, 2022

Anatolii is a senior C/C++ developer with numerous contributions to the Linux kernel. He specializes in software development, automation, bug-fixing, and performance optimizations. Anatolii has worked for the tech giant, Intel, and the leading automotive Tier-1 supplier, Aptiv.

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Louis Rubet

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
FranceToptal Member Since November 4, 2022

Louis is an embedded systems architect and a C and C++ expert. He has mainly worked on IoT projects under Linux and low-level and time-critical high-integrity projects for IoT, defense, and railway industries. As a smart building startupper, he has gained four years of experience in team building, engineering, and workflow management.

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Jason Bell

Freelance Embedded Linux Engineer
United KingdomToptal Member Since March 20, 2020

Having worked four years as part of a DSP group, Jason has a solid background in 2G/3G/4G wireless telecommunications, using SDR technology and software stacks written in C, C++, and assembler. Jason has looked into a wide range of languages and paradigms, but considers C++ to be one of the most versatile and high performance, and has acquired expert knowledge of C++14. As well as programming, Jason enjoys software architecture and UI design, using C++ and Qt, or JavaScript and React.

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  • How are Toptal Embedded Linux engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Embedded Linux engineers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Embedded Linux engineer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Embedded Linux engineers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Embedded Linux engineer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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