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David Braun

Freelance Programmer

David is a software engineering generalist currently specializing in Node.js (see www.NodeGuy.com). With two years of management training and strong communi...cation skills, he excels at bridging business requirements with modern technology. His EECS degree from U.C. Berkeley is evidence of his technical depth. 

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Jonathan Rhone

Freelance Programmer

Jonathan is a full-stack engineer who's as comfortable working on large-scale distributed systems as he is on client-facing single-page web apps. Jon also e...xcels at working with big data, and has frequently worked on a petabyte scale. 

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Filippo Conforti

Freelance Programmer

Previously the lead architect for Gucci's eCommerce business, Filippo specializes in developing beautiful applications with Ruby on Rails, and has 9+ years... of engineering experience. He strongly believes in TDD as the only way to build rock-solid code that makes his clients happy. He loves building for other developers too, by designing and creating the REST APIs they wish they had. 

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Alexander Makeev

Freelance Programmer

Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performance optimizations for... complex web applications. He excels at rapidly integrating reliable web technologies and achieving flexible software architecture designs. His strong theoretical and practical background in IT, business consulting, and project management makes him extremely capable on projects of any size. 

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Alex Duggleby

Freelance Programmer

Alex is a senior full-stack developer on the Microsoft platform, and he's been working with it for over the past 15 years. He has an IT security and secure... software development background on the one hand and entrepreneurship and innovation on the other, enabling him to build clean and reliable systems (especially MVPs, minimum viable products). 

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Stefan Progovac

Freelance Programmer

Stefan is a highly skilled iOS developer with a master's degree in physics. He loves both technological and artistic sides of software engineering. He has h...ad the pleasure to work on some popular enterprise-level apps used by millions of people for companies like Target, Best Buy, and Roomi. He believes that app development is truly an art. 

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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

Freelance Programmer

Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in scala...ble, enterprise-level application development and engineering solutions for exceptionally high throughputs. He is also the founder and owner of GreatVocab.com, for which he developed the core system using novel concepts in data analysis and control theory. 

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Zachary Goldberg

Freelance Programmer

Zach Goldberg is an experienced technical entrepreneur, having recently served as the CTO of Lottery.com, an entrepreneur in residence at Tencent, the CEO/C...TO of three of his own startups, and many others. Zach is passionate about using technology to improve the human condition, and has served as a consultant to over a dozen tech startups. Zach also has a private pilot's license, races sports cars, and is an expert at Kerbal Space Program. 

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April Leone

Freelance Programmer

April is a senior front-end web developer with over 15 years of experience at companies like Starbucks, Rosetta Stone, and Livemocha. She specializes in bui...lding front-ends for JavaScript web applications and has a deep expertise in the nuances of cross-platform development. 

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Anne Adams

Freelance Programmer

Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years as a...n engineer at Merrill Lynch, Anne founded and built LoudUp, a music-based social network that she designed, developed, and launched from the ground up. She specializes in .NET technologies and JavaScript. 

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Mark Wong-VanHaren

Freelance Programmer

Mark is an entrepreneur, engineer, CTO, and artisan with decades of startup experience, including co-founding Excite.com. He makes complex problems simple w...ith expressive, maintainable code. He believes in building small, well-tested, functional pieces, loosely joined by a well-documented contract. 

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Hire Freelance Programmers Seamlessly with Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of engineering will work 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 freelance programmer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
Work with your new freelance programmer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal freelance programmers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our freelance programmers to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for freelance programmers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your freelance programmer 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.

  • How fast can I hire freelance programmers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a freelance programmer within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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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.

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

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