Freelance ETL jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance ETL jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former ETL Developer or Data 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.

Hiring ETL Developers? Learn more about Toptal.

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 ETL community:

Paul Lysak

Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Paul is a seasoned software developer with over a decade of experience and a focus on Scala, Play, Akka, and Apache Spark. He develops s... Read More

Giovani Santiago

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Giovani is an experienced data professional with extensive expertise in data systems such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and DB2. He ... Read More

Sam Nahmeh

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Sam is a database and business intelligence expert with 10+ years of experience in data architecture, analytics, and reporting, and a st... Read More

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

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

Data Engineer
ETL, Python, Docker

We are a personalized career recommendation engine helping job seekers pinpoint their skill development road map and jobs that match their expertise. We would like to hire a Data Engineer to help build and optimize our data pipeline architecture. The ideal engineer is an experienced data pipeline builder and is excited by the prospect of re-designing our company’s data architecture.

ETL Expert
ETL, SQL, Azure

We are an established data processing and management business that helps companies run their invoicing and book-keeping more efficiently. We are looking to hire an ETL Expert with complementary experience in SQL to develop a SQL server and database design in Azure. The ideal hire will take an agile approach to the project, with priority on creating databases and tables on immediate ETL needs.

Database Engineer
ETL, SQL, Azure

We are a newly launched startup in the data and services ecosystem with a large, licensed database that we’d like to monetize. We would like to hire a Database and ETL Expert to extract, translate, and load this data into an Azure SQL database to produce valuable insights. The ideal hire will be highly familiar with the technical aspects of Azure Data Factory and Power BI.

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.

Why do top ETL experts join Toptal?

Daniel Yinanc

DevOps Developer
Toronto, Canada

Daniel is a secure cloud and software development professional who takes real pride and joy in his work. Spending the last two decades in secure software development from hybrid native to the back-end, data science to DevSecOps and cybersecurity to the cloud, his rare combination of well-rounded expertise is his industry known ace in the deck. Customer satisfaction is his core value, and he can't wait to discuss your project needs.

Toptal takes the hassle out of freelancing - I never worry about client discovery, engagement, and workplace integration issues. Instead, I get to work on the most engaging projects with top-notch clients from around the world. For example, I am currently designing and building a DevSecOps system for a Silicon Valley AI firm, and I'm also in charge of application security reviews.

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.

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