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Bhavesh Kakwani

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Canada
Toptal Member Since May 5, 2020

Bhavesh is an award-winning developer with a strong foundation in math and electronics. His professional experience includes end-to-end embedded software development and hardware design. His code runs on SpaceRyde's gondola and rocket, McMaster University's launched satellite, Quanta Vici's Bluetooth gloves, and Ecobee's IoT lightswitch. These projects are on embedded Linux and microcontrollers (both bare metal and RTOS) and are written in C, C++, and Python.

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Clayton Lemons

Freelance Firmware Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since April 23, 2020

Clayton is a transformative software engineer and leader with over 15 years of experience in the software industry, innovating at the intersection of data, AI/ML, and cloud engineering. As both an individual contributor and a visionary leader, he is a dynamic force in transforming challenges into user-centric, high-quality software solutions. Renowned for his technical mastery, strategic foresight, and principled approach to software, Clayton elevates teams to collaborate and perform their best.

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Fabio Terrile

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Italy
Toptal Member Since February 16, 2021

Fabio is a senior software developer with over 25 years of experience who can independently follow all design and implementation steps. He is apt to learn quickly and effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Fabio is looking for new professional experiences in the software and hardware fields, including but not limited to embedded hardware, software, HDL design, and desktop, server, and communication services.

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Oksana Kshanovska

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Ukraine
Toptal Member Since March 11, 2022

Oksana is a software QA engineer and an ISTQB-certified tester with over a decade of experience in the IT industry. In every project she embraces, she combines her extensive experience and detailed-oriented approach with strong analytical skills. Oksana is looking for new exciting projects where she can create products that will make the customers' life easy and more pleasant.

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Yifeng Huang

Freelance Firmware Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since May 1, 2020

Yifeng is a systems engineer with a passion for high-performance, low-latency cloud systems. He has experience in top Silicon Valley companies delivering demanding video pipelines using modern technology, resulting in polished and delightful products for the customer. Yifeng is ready to help you bring out the next level of performance and reliability from your services.

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Umer Arshad

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Pakistan
Toptal Member Since October 5, 2021

Umer is a lead software engineer with experience in working with multiple multinational companies and freelance projects. His experience ranges from low-level embedded systems to high-level application software. Umer is an active learner constantly recognized by both clients and colleagues as a problem solver who can successfully manage complex engineering problems and tackle strict deadlines and customer pressure issues.

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Vadim Dagman

Freelance Firmware Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since August 8, 2013

Vadim is a seasoned freelance software developer, architect, technical manager, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of professional experience. He has built many complex world-class software products from start to finish, spanning numerous platforms. He has worked both individually and as a group leader.

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Ivan Voras, PhD

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Croatia
Toptal Member Since August 26, 2014

Ivan has a Computer Engineering PhD. He has worked as a CTO and a system architect, founding multiple projects and businesses. He has experience architecting and implementing server-side solutions, including distributed platforms, such as blockchains, chat servers, and game back-ends. He helped establish the Toptal blockchain specialization, served as a tech screener, and lectured for Toptal Academy.

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Franco Tiveron

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Australia
Toptal Member Since July 2, 2019

Franco has 30 years of experience as a software developer/engineer/architect, with a broad exposure to several technologies and industry sectors. He has led small teams of 3-10 software engineers and has started a software company as the managing director. Franco likes studying and learning new technologies and spends most of his free time exploring and experimenting with them.

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John Durkop

Freelance Firmware Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since January 11, 2020

John is an accomplished engineering professional with a proven track record of leading teams to develop cutting edge technology solutions across a wide range of industries including cybersecurity, embedded systems, enterprise servers, and mobile computing. His extensive experience working with embedded systems enables him to adapt to fast-paced work environments.

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Alex Rossovsky

Freelance Firmware Engineer
Thailand
Toptal Member Since December 1, 2021

Alex is an accomplished full-stack developer with a distinctive edge in computer security and reverse engineering. His expertise spans developing full-stack web applications and mobile applications for Android. Alex's strong problem-solving skills and diverse technical skillset ensure he delivers optimal solutions for even the most intricate challenges.

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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.

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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 to Hire Firmware Engineers Through Toptal

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Firmware Engineer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Firmware Engineer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Firmware Engineer with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Firmware Engineer, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Firmware Engineer?

    To hire the right Firmware Engineer, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Firmware Engineers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Firmware Engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Firmware Engineers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Firmware Engineer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Firmware Engineers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Firmware Engineers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Firmware Engineer on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Firmware Engineers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Firmware Engineers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Firmware 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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    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.

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    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours 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.

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

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