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Toptal is a marketplace for top Engineering Managers. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal Engineering Management freelancers for their mission-critical software projects.

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David Richard

Freelance Engineering Manager

United StatesToptal Member Since October 20, 2017

David has 11 years of experience in web development, including positions such as CTO, lead developer, solo developer, and database admin. David excels at working with clients directly and helping them craft their vision of the perfect app or MVP. He specializes in full-stack development and loves building SaaS apps, Chrome extensions, and PWAs. David prefers to build back ends in Node.js or PHP, and he's currently working on building more JAMstack apps.

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Thomas Jansen

Freelance Engineering Manager

GermanyToptal Member Since October 26, 2020

Thomas is a technology executive, product leader, and engineer with over a decade of experience. He has managed development tools and processes for more than 20,000 SAP developers and built and scaled technology startups. Thomas creates exceptional end-user experiences, helps others advance, and continuously expands his technology repertoire.

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Sergii Gulenok

Freelance Engineering Manager

LuxembourgToptal Member Since April 21, 2020

Sergii has more than a decade of experience in IT, working as a software engineer, project manager, and consultant. His particular strengths are JavaScript and C#. Thanks to an analytical mind and in-depth expertise, Sergii excels at problem-solving by finding the optimal, pragmatic solution that fits the time, budget, and scope. He has been an active freelance since 2015, and among his clients are a publicly-traded healthcare company, a unicorn startup, and several smaller startups.

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Amr Elsehemy

Freelance Engineering Manager

EgyptToptal Member Since May 7, 2020

Amr's passion is to build experiences for enterprises through human interactions from web and mobile to chatbots and VR. His expertise includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, employee engagement, system architecture design, development, management, and training. With over 16 years' experience, Amr has an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCP, and widely used programming languages. Amr holds an MBA and an M.Sc. in computer science.

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Joel Frank

Freelance Engineering Manager

PortugalToptal Member Since December 19, 2019

With a Ph.D. in computer science and over 18 years of experience creating mobile applications, Joel has a passion for creating flawless user interfaces and applications that exceed expectations. In addition, his knowledge of databases and back-end requirements gives him a deep understanding of an application's complete architecture.

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Stéphane Boisvert

Freelance Engineering Manager

CanadaToptal Member Since February 23, 2021

Stéphane is a principal developer with nearly two decades of experience in the industry and over a decade of experience running large eCommerce and enterprise WordPress sites. Formerly the director of technology for WordPress.com VIP, Stéphane worked on some of the world’s largest sites, spending his time helping clients with architectural decisions, reviewing code for security, and ensuring performance for over 5 billion page views a month across thousands of sites.

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Luke Wilson

Freelance Engineering Manager

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 13, 2020

Luke wrote his first hello world program in QBasic at the age of eight and has been coding ever since. With 13 years of professional experience as an engineering manager, scrum master, and architect, he started his career writing trading systems in .NET before broadening his experience in the London startup scene. He then held various leadership and technical roles in the Toptal core team (working with Rails and Node.js) before moving on to remote tech lead and engineering management roles.

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Gonzalo Peci

Freelance Engineering Manager

SpainToptal Member Since January 28, 2020

Gonzalo is a forward-thinking lead, architect, and site reliability engineer with a passion for continuously learning and thinking outside of the box. He's worked with different technologies, industries, and cultures gathering business requirements and matching them with efficient technology solutions. Gonzalo has delivered several technology solutions and shaped the technology strategy for multiple startups and enterprise organizations.

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Charles Southey

Freelance Engineering Manager

United KingdomToptal Member Since July 12, 2019

Charles has over 25 years of experience developing and delivering software solutions across a wide range of technologies and architectures for companies ranging from new startups to some of the world's biggest and best-known in their fields. He excels at matching business needs to the most appropriate technologies resulting in elegant and highly secure, scalable, and high-performing applications.

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Aramayis Mkrtchyan

Freelance Engineering Manager

United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since October 5, 2019

Aramayis is a senior software engineer with more than ten years of experience in web development. He graduated from Yerevan State University with a bachelor's degree in computer science and has developed expert analytics tools, custom form builders, chat applications, and unique validation libraries.

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Viktor Mateleshka

Freelance Engineering Manager

UkraineToptal Member Since July 16, 2019

Viktor is an expert in setting up test automation, DevOps, QA, and CI/CD processes from scratch. With over a decade of experience, he has a very deep knowledge of a variety of solutions and always works with cutting edge technologies. He is the right person who can accelerate your business.

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Testimonials

Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a start up, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace, CEO & Co-Founder

Tripcents

I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

Paul Fenley, Director

K Dunn & Associates

The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller, CEO

Radeeus

Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

Jason Kulik, Co-Founder

ProHatch

As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

Stuart Pocknee , Principal

Site Specific Software Solutions

We used Toptal to hire a developer with extensive Amazon Web Services experience. We interviewed four candidates, one of which turned out to be a great fit for our requirements. The process was quick and effective.

Abner Guzmán Rivera, CTO and Chief Scientist

Photo Kharma

Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.

Dennis Baldwin, Chief Technologist and Co-Founder

PriceBlink

Working with Marcin is a joy. He is competent, professional, flexible, and extremely quick to understand what is required and how to implement it.

André Fischer, CTO

POSTIFY

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.

Derek Minor, Senior VP of Web Development

Networld Media Group

Toptal's developers and architects have been both very professional and easy to work with. The solution they produced was fairly priced and top quality, reducing our time to launch. Thanks again, Toptal.

Jeremy Wessels, CEO

Kognosi

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.

Ryan Morrissey, CTO

Applied Business Technologies, LLC

I'm incredibly impressed with Toptal. Our developer communicates with me every day, and is a very powerful coder. He's a true professional and his work is just excellent. 5 stars for Toptal.

Pietro Casoar, CEO

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!

George Cheng, CEO

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.

Ethan Brooks, CTO

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.

Laurent Alis, Founder

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.

Jeff Kelly, Co-Founder

Concerted Solutions

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.

Franco Arda, Co-Founder

WhatAdsWork.com

Toptal offers a no-compromise solution to businesses undergoing rapid development and scale. Every engineer we've contracted through Toptal has quickly integrated into our team and held their work to the highest standard of quality while maintaining blazing development speed.

Greg Kimball, Co-Founder

nifti.com

How to Hire Engineering Managers through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Engineering Manager for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Engineering Manager for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Engineering Managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Engineering Managers 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.

  • Can I hire Engineering Managers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Engineering Manager within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Engineering Managers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Engineering Manager 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. Start now.

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    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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