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Anis Fathallah

Freelance HDP Developer
United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since April 22, 2020

Anis is practically a machine for deploying clusters—fast, high-quality, and reliable—and not just any kind: these are production-ready infrastructures that are secured and highly available. When it comes to crafting and building architecture and safeguarding from exploitation, it all comes naturally. Anis is passionate about his field, driven to discover more (new knowledge and skills), and is a leader by nature.

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Gabriel Petracca

Freelance HDP Developer
SpainToptal Member Since November 23, 2023

Gabriel is a senior data engineer with 10+ years of experience delivering scalable solutions and solving complex problems for large, medium, and small companies. With a background in telecommunications engineering and business intelligence, he continued learning and obtaining industry certifications in emerging technologies. Gabriel combines his expertise in big data, cloud architecture, DevOps, and software development with excellent leadership, strategic planning, and communication skills.

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Weidong Ding

Freelance HDP Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since June 24, 2020

Weidong Ding has proven experience as a senior data/integration architect, recently focusing on SAP Data Services. He's detailed, hands-on, and efficient with comprehensive background planning, designing, and implementing information systems for leading organizations in the banking, transportation, retail, and government sectors. He leverages strong communication and customer service skills, working with clients and colleagues to achieve success.

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Daphne Liu

Freelance HDP Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Daphne is a highly motivated big data analytic architect and SQL/Tableau developer with strong business analytic solution delivery skills and 20 years of progressively responsible OLTP/OLAP database development/architecture experience. She is a frequent seminar speaker and workshop trainer in business intelligence and analytic solutions. Daphne is experienced collaborating with business users in data modeling and business analytic solutions.

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Robert Pohnke

Freelance HDP Developer
PolandToptal Member Since August 12, 2022

Robert is a seasoned Cloud architect focused on Azure and AWS architecture and development. Throughout the years, he has helped clients from banking, healthcare, energy, automotive, and marketing gather and leverage their data. Robert has successfully led numerous data and Delta Lake implementations.

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Nitish Vulli

Freelance HDP Developer
IndiaToptal Member Since September 22, 2022

Nitish is a DevOps engineer with 11 years of experience working in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in multiple DevOps tools and front- and back-end technologies. Nitish is an engineering professional with a master of technology (MTech) in software engineering and is familiar with on-prem, cloud, and hybrid environments.

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Sung Jun (Andrew) Kim

Freelance HDP Developer
AustraliaToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

As a highly effective technical leader with over 20 years of experience, Andrew specializes in data: integration, conversion, engineering, analytics, visualization, science, ETL, big data architecture, analytics platforms, and cloud architecture. He has an array of skills in building data platforms, analytic consulting, trend monitoring, data modeling, data governance, and machine learning.

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Samir Kapoor

Freelance HDP Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since April 16, 2021

Samir is a senior data engineer with two decades of experience. His most recent experience has been as a senior big data cloud engineer focusing on the Google Cloud Platform in the digital marketing space. Samir has very strong technical skills and thrives in a fast-paced environment. He's a versatile team member with deep technical knowledge of data pipelines, systems, big data environments, cloud platforms, and databases.

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Brian de la Motte

Freelance HDP Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since July 13, 2021

Brian is a senior data engineer and software engineer with over 14 years of experience writing code, leading projects, and solving some of the toughest problems within popular cloud and big data ecosystems. He specializes in data skills such as Airflow and DBT, as well as cloud automation skills like Terraform and Ansible. Brian's favorite projects are data and cloud migration projects, machine learning, automation, and even traditional software development.

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Muhammad Naeem Ahmed

Freelance HDP Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Muhammad brings nearly 15 years of IT experience in data warehousing solution implementation. He delivers reliable, maintainable, and efficient code using SQL, Python, Perl, Unix, C/C++, and Java. His work helped eBay increase its revenue and Walmart improve processes. Muhammad has a strong focus on big data-related technologies, automating redundant tasks to improve workflow, and understanding how to achieve exciting, efficient, and profitable client solutions.

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Marc Matt

Freelance HDP Developer
GermanyToptal Member Since January 5, 2021

Marc is a data engineer with a passion for data and 15+ years of experience in leading teams and building data platforms focusing on the information technology, real estate, and services industries. He created a Python-based AVRO schema generator that makes parts of a scheme reusable. Marc excels with automation, integrations, analysis, the building of models, statistics, big data, CI/CD pipelines, and data modeling.

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How to Hire HDP Developers Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with 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 HDP developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new HDP developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal HDP developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our HDP developers 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.

  • Can I hire HDP developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a HDP developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal HDP developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your HDP developer 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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    Trusted Experts Only

    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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    The Right Fit

    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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    Seamless Hiring

    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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    Flexible Engagements

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

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    Expert Talent Matching

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

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