Freelance Go jobs for world-class engineers

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

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 Go community:

Andy Potanin

Durham, NC, United States

Andy is a businessman who understands the fundamentals of business and who knows how to code. Overall, he's very experienced in nearly a... Read More

Arnold Drita

Tirana, Albania

Arnold has spent the last decade coding everything from 3D games, desktop, and mobile apps to complex front-end and back-end microservic... Read More

Tadej Slamic

Oslo, Norway

With over a decade in the software industry, Tadej has helped startups launch their first product, assisted FTSE100 enterprises with dig... Read More

Stepan Anokhin

Novosibirsk, Russia

With a solid mathematical knowledge base and a professional software developer background, Stepan has the experience and skills to fulfi... Read More

Christina Lin

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Christina is a senior QA engineer with expertise in test automation, test management, and manual testing for web and mobile applications... Read More

Nikola Tanković

Pula, Croatia

Nikola is a distributed applications architect, researcher, and a software engineer. As a university lecturer and post-doctoral research... Read More

Milan Thapa

Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

Milan is a DevOps engineer with several years of professional experience. His expertise is in building scalable, secure and immutable in... Read More

Asad Jibran Ahmed

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For the past five years, Jibran has been building high performance, highly available, and scalable web apps in Django (Python). Before t... Read More

Aminadav Glickshtein

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Aminadav has 15+ years of professional experience and started coding at the age of seven, making programming like a native language for ... Read More

Khaled Jouda

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Khaled is a senior software engineer who's spent the past 14 years of developing web applications. He is mainly interested in full-stack... Read More

Hugh Ediet

New York, NY, United States

In a nutshell, Hugh delivers positive outcomes. When he encounters a problem, he identifies the essential dynamics, hypothesizes a reme... Read More

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

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

Platform Developer
Go, SQL, JavaScript, Node.js

We are a fast-growing Silicon Valley startup personalizing the way people consume digital content. We are looking to bring on a strong Platform Developer to join our team of data scientists and developers building APIs and applications on a large scale. The ideal hire is comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative way to improve our existing platform into a stable, reliable, and high-performance Go application with broad reach on the AWS stack.

Go Developer
Go, CLI

We are a software development company designing and building products that power engineering teams. We are looking for a developer to help create and maintain new tools that work on Linux and Windows, including all unit and integration test. The developer would be responsible for determining whether to create from scratch or develop from an existing tool we’ve built.

Golang Expert
Go, C++, Lua

We are an entertainment company specializing in new deliveries of journalism content. In order to help us in our mission to bring publishers and advertisers to our content platform, we are looking to hire a Golang and C++ expert to scale up the backend of our platform. The ideal developer will provide suggestions and creative problem solving to help update the many high-scale services powering our content platform.

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:
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Bridgestone has worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their global team.
Duolingo trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
USC hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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Cleveland Cavaliers 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.

Publish technical papers alongside Go engineers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of Go engineers.

Why do top Go experts join Toptal?

Dmitry Duka

Senior Enterprise Developer
Viciebsk, Belarus

Dmitry has over eight years of experience developing enterprise applications on the .NET platform, including having been part of the development team at SocialWellth, Inc. (WorldDoc, Inc.), Synerion, Inc., and Nexum IT companies.

The greatest benefit of Toptal is that there are tons of great projects to apply to with a full breadth of flexible schedule options: from hourly to full-time work. You can promptly find a project with the tech stack you like best, or have projects come to you via Toptal recruiters. It's simply the easiest way to gain work experience with the best clients out there and prove (and improve) all of your skills!

Piotr Jachowicz

Web Developer
Warsaw, Poland

Piotr is a full-stack web developer who is partial to .NET for his back-end framework and on the front end as well. He has significant experience working with various JavaScript frameworks and libraries (mainly with jQuery, Vue.js, and Angular). Piotr is a quick learner, so he’s not limited to the usual suspects for frameworks—he’s willing and able to learn new skills needed on any particular project rapidly.

Joining Toptal felt like an ambitious task to get into a community of some of the best software development professionals out there, but this promise was delivered in full. Toptal makes sure that you are able to hone your skills, both technical and soft, and develop yourself as a professional, while delivering opportunities to work on high quality, challenging projects. The feeling of getting "top" projects and working with "top" professionals is what makes Toptal exceptional.

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.