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Toptal is a marketplace for top Back-end developers and coders. CEOs, CTOs, and management at top companies and start-ups work with Toptal Back-end freelancers to augment their development teams for Back-end development, app development, web development, and other software development projects to achieve their business needs.

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Back-End Developers
Alexis Hernandez, Coder.
Alexis Hernandez
Software Engineer
Previously at
Samsung
Anne Adams, Senior Programmer and Consultant.
Anne Adams
Senior Developer
Previously at
Merrill Lynch
Danilo Resende, Freelance Developer for Hire.
Danilo Resende
Senior Software Engineer
Previously at
Instagram
April Leone, Freelance Developer for Hire.
April Leone
Senior Software Developer
Previously at
Rosetta Stone
Jongwook Kim, Senior Programmer and Consultant.
Jongwook Kim
Software Engineer
Previously at
Facebook
Darin Erat Sleiter, Coder.
Darin Erat Sleiter
Senior Software Developer
Previously at
Stanford

Our Exclusive Network of Back-End Developers

Marko Stojanović

Back-End Developer
On every project, Marko's goal is to reach max efficiency, learn from every experience, and use both to improve the product. Combining a firm foundation ... Read More
On every project, Marko's goal is to reach max efficiency, learn from every experience, and use both to improve the product. Combining a firm foundation of knowledge and experience working on massive projects like—Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint—he can provide high-quality solutions while maintaining efficiency. In a nutshell, Marko enjoys challenges, self-improvement, and providing top services. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperC++CGame Development+8 More
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Nicholas Wakeman

Back-End Developer
Nick's been architecting and developing applications for over a decade, working in both PHP and Python. In addition to a rich full-stack skill set, his b... Read More
Nick's been architecting and developing applications for over a decade, working in both PHP and Python. In addition to a rich full-stack skill set, his business acumen and ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders regardless of their technical knowledge sets him apart from the rest. Over the last few years, he's especially enjoyed being able to do some exceptional work in both enterprise applications and interface design. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperPHP 7PHP 5CSS+9 More
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Aitizaz Khan

Back-End Developer
Aitizaz is a full-stack engineer with expertise in Ruby on Rails and Java. He is keenly interested in algorithm-level efficiency and has experience worki... Read More
Aitizaz is a full-stack engineer with expertise in Ruby on Rails and Java. He is keenly interested in algorithm-level efficiency and has experience working both with front-end and back-end technologies as well as frameworks. Aitizaz is also a competitive programmer who actively participates in different online challenges. He loves learning about anything, especially if it make him better at his craft. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperRubyRuby on Rails (RoR)REST APIs+8 More
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Jonathan Peterson

Back-End Developer
Jon has over twenty years of professional development experience. For the last ten years or so, he's been concentrating on server-side Java, working remo... Read More
Jon has over twenty years of professional development experience. For the last ten years or so, he's been concentrating on server-side Java, working remotely with small companies, over the full stack. He's a co-founder of a successful software-as-a-service company, IndieMade, and has managed tech teams large and small. He has a BA in computer science from Cornell University and an MSCS from the University of Massachusetts. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperJavaScriptC#SDET+1 More
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Predrag Grkovic

Back-End Developer
Predrag is a very experienced software developer/architect with more than 20 years of experience in back-end projects, web applications, and mathematical... Read More
Predrag is a very experienced software developer/architect with more than 20 years of experience in back-end projects, web applications, and mathematical modeling. He has a very strong mathematical background, confirmed at many international mathematical/physics competitions. He's a member of MENSA, very fast learner, and adapts quickly to different working environments, responsibilities and team structures. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperC#VB.NETSQL+7 More
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Faister Cabrera Carvalho

Back-End Developer
Faister is an experienced developer and system analyst who now specializes in JavaScript back-end development. He is comfortable working with many langua... Read More
Faister is an experienced developer and system analyst who now specializes in JavaScript back-end development. He is comfortable working with many languages and platforms and has recently dedicated himself to developing back-end applications using Node.js, Express.js, and MongoDB. He also has some experience with blockchain technology and a master's degree in applied mathematics. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperJavaJavaScriptC+4 More
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Brandon Hernandez

Back-End Developer
Brandon is an experienced developer who produces user-facing applications, server-side software, games, and support tools. He has experience in client-si... Read More
Brandon is an experienced developer who produces user-facing applications, server-side software, games, and support tools. He has experience in client-side web programming, customer-facing project management, software design, and coding. He is comfortable working alone and in a team. Read Less
Back-End Developer
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Zoran Melis

Back-End Developer
Zoran is a software engineer with over ten years of professional experience with a wide range of technologies. He has worked with C/C++, Python, Go, Java... Read More
Zoran is a software engineer with over ten years of professional experience with a wide range of technologies. He has worked with C/C++, Python, Go, JavaScript, Java, and more. Currently focusing on full-stack, scalable applications development, he has been a part of teams of all sizes in environments ranging from small private companies to Google. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperJavaScriptPHPSQL+9 More
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Nikola Topalovic

Back-End Developer
Nikola is an experienced software engineer with a strong math and computer science background. His career spanned different domains and technologies and ... Read More
Nikola is an experienced software engineer with a strong math and computer science background. His career spanned different domains and technologies and he can work within the whole spectrum of development, from architectural and programming requirements to deployment, testing, and technical writing. Read Less
Back-End DeveloperRubyAngularRuby on Rails (RoR)+4 More
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Excellent technical communication

Toptal developers must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. They work effectively across multiple collaboration tools and convey complex engineering ideas and concepts with ease.

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Each developer is required to demonstrate their computer science fundamentals, problem-solving ability, and technical aptitude to a panel of leading experts.

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Toptal developers are skilled at tackling roadblocks creatively and independently. Each candidate is live-screened by two top developers where they have to offer multiple paths to the solution and make decisions on the spot.

3.2%pass rate

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Our developers deliver a test project to completion, demonstrating their skills across ideating, scoping, implementation, and problem-solving.

3%pass rate

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Toptal developers are expected to maintain a perfect track record while working with clients. We assess our talent after every engagement to ensure our standards for excellence were met.

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