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Thomas Jansen

Freelance Engineering Manager
GermanyToptal Member Since December 4, 2020

Thomas is a technology executive, product leader, and engineer with over a decade of experience. He works as a lead engineer, solution architect, and full-stack developer. Previously, he led various development organizations and helped to build and scale various international technology startups. Thomas creates exceptional end-user experiences with a strong focus on UX, helps others advance, and continuously expands his technology repertoire.

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David Richard

Freelance Engineering Manager
United StatesToptal Member Since March 11, 2021

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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Viktor Mateleshka

Freelance Engineering Manager
UkraineToptal Member Since December 26, 2019

Viktor is an expert in setting up and leading engineering teams. He consistently follows the data-driven approach in development, management, and business areas. With over a decade of experience, he has a profound knowledge of various solutions and always works with cutting-edge technologies. Viktor is the right person to accelerate your business.

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Stéphane Boisvert

Freelance Engineering Manager
CanadaToptal Member Since March 11, 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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Sergii Gulenok

Freelance Engineering Manager
LuxembourgToptal Member Since June 23, 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
United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since March 9, 2021

Amr's passion is to build new experiences for enterprises, and augmenting current experiences with Generative AI is his expertise. His experience includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, employee engagement, system architecture design, development, management, and training. With over 18 years of 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 26, 2019

With a PhD 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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Luke Wilson

Freelance Engineering Manager
United KingdomToptal Member Since March 24, 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 February 25, 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 December 3, 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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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  • 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 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 Engineering Manager within 48 hours of signing up.

  • 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.

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