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

We’ve been blown away by the level of talent we've been able to hire through Toptal.

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Freelance 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

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Jovana Rajkovic

Freelance Developer
For the past five years, Jovana has worked as a QA engineer collaborating with various QA teams and on complex functional testing (manual and automation)... Read More
For the past five years, Jovana has worked as a QA engineer collaborating with various QA teams and on complex functional testing (manual and automation) on multiple types of applications. She's passionate about bug hunts and is known as a hard-working team player who loves to learn. Jovana thrives under pressure and this can be seen in her history of successfully dealing with deadlines and product deliveries. Read Less
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Alex Duggleby

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Alex is a senior full-stack developer, working on the Microsoft platform for almost two decades. He has a strong background in IT security and secure cod... Read More
Alex is a senior full-stack developer, working on the Microsoft platform for almost two decades. He has a strong background in IT security and secure coding practices combined with working with founders in fast-paced environments to create their software prototypes and MVPs. This combination gives Alex the skillset to correctly judge and explain trade-offs in designing software between value-generating functionality, your budget/timeline, and a reliable maintainable software system. Read Less
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Jay Johnston

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Coding HTML, CSS, and JS since his armed forces days in 1997, Jay's experience in adapting web technology to meet customer needs is extensive. He enjoys ... Read More
Coding HTML, CSS, and JS since his armed forces days in 1997, Jay's experience in adapting web technology to meet customer needs is extensive. He enjoys bringing value to clients via eCommerce solutions, legacy integrations, and optimized PHP and JavaScript-driven applications. Read Less
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Maximilian Hopf

Freelance Developer
Max is a data science and machine learning expert specializing in deep learning and natural language processing. He helped build one of Germany's most hi... Read More
Max is a data science and machine learning expert specializing in deep learning and natural language processing. He helped build one of Germany's most highly funded fintechs and successfully founded his own AI company in London. Max's work has resulted in the publication of a scientific paper, increased marketing accuracy through advanced analytics, and built reliable models for the prediction of sports events and customer behavior. Read Less
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Milana Cap

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Milana is a self-taught WordPress back-end developer. She started learning PHP in 2008, WordPress in 2009—and has been working as a freelance WordPress t... Read More
Milana is a self-taught WordPress back-end developer. She started learning PHP in 2008, WordPress in 2009—and has been working as a freelance WordPress theme developer since 2010. She's been a full-stack developer (design, front-end, and WordPress back-end) since 2011 and a full-time WordPress theme developer and project lead since March of 2015. Read Less
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Matthew Newman

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Matthew has over 15 years of experience in database management and software development, with a strong focus on full-stack web applications. He specializ... Read More
Matthew has over 15 years of experience in database management and software development, with a strong focus on full-stack web applications. He specializes in Django and Vue.js with expertise deploying to both server and serverless environments on AWS. He also works with relational databases and large datasets. Read Less
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Tadej Slamic

Freelance Developer
With over a decade in the software industry, Tadej has helped startups launch their first product, assisted FTSE100 enterprises with digital transformati... Read More
With over a decade in the software industry, Tadej has helped startups launch their first product, assisted FTSE100 enterprises with digital transformation, been a part of the fintech boom, and helped particle accelerators cool down. He loves creating scalable back ends and is an expert in crafting modern and performant mobile, web, and desktop apps. Read Less
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Konstantin Kanishchev

Freelance Developer
Konstantin is a Theoretical Physicist with a strong background in C++, Python, and JavaScript programming. With deep experience in research-level softwar... Read More
Konstantin is a Theoretical Physicist with a strong background in C++, Python, and JavaScript programming. With deep experience in research-level software development, heavy data analysis (WLCG), and data visualization (d3.js), he provides high-level expertise in Physics, CS, and Applied Mathematics. Read Less
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Ivana Mihić

Freelance Developer
As an adventurer, Ivana landed her first job in Japan as a quality assurance engineer. In this position, she worked with several cross-office teams, coll... Read More
As an adventurer, Ivana landed her first job in Japan as a quality assurance engineer. In this position, she worked with several cross-office teams, collaborated with various team members, and also trained new members. Ivana is fully responsible for creating and managing over 400 front-end automated test cases as well as back-end ones. Read Less
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Adam Diamond

Freelance Developer
Adam architects and develops database and BI solutions without any unnecessary complexity that are efficient to develop, can be completed within aggressi... Read More
Adam architects and develops database and BI solutions without any unnecessary complexity that are efficient to develop, can be completed within aggressive timelines, and are easy to understand, maintain, and expand. His preferred environment includes MS SQL Server, SSIS, and SSRS. He has 20+ years of experience and a 100% project success rate - no failures!  Read Less
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Nishant Mittal

Freelance Developer
With robust mathematical, problem-solving, and analytical skills and a master's in CS, Nishant is a seasoned technologist with extensive experience build... Read More
With robust mathematical, problem-solving, and analytical skills and a master's in CS, Nishant is a seasoned technologist with extensive experience building highly available, distributed, large-scale applications and services. He’s mentored and led teams with varying skillsets encompassing the full-stack of cloud-based distributed apps. Nishant has also extensively employed genetic algorithms and neural networks to improve trading strategies. Read Less
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Kendall Guillemette

Freelance Developer
Kendall is an experienced WordPress developer with a background in design, development, and strategy with the ability to see projects from all angles. Ke... Read More
Kendall is an experienced WordPress developer with a background in design, development, and strategy with the ability to see projects from all angles. Kendall has experience with WordPress, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), custom themes, and plugins. He provides technical, creative, and business insights to all projects he works on.  Read Less
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Joey Hennessey

Freelance Developer
Joey has been working to create high-quality single page applications for the last three years. He specializes in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and... Read More
Joey has been working to create high-quality single page applications for the last three years. He specializes in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and has experience with multiple front end and back end JavaScript frameworks.  Read Less
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Viacheslav Zhenylenko

Freelance Developer
Viacheslav has five years of experience in data science and software engineering. He is passionate about the insights gained from raw data and enjoys con... Read More
Viacheslav has five years of experience in data science and software engineering. He is passionate about the insights gained from raw data and enjoys converting it to create exceptional business value. His primary expertise is Python, with production experience in Java and C++. He has applied advanced machine learning techniques such as Computer Vision, NLP, Product Recommendation Systems, networking data, and classical data science to solve data-heavy projects. Read Less
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Hugh Ediet

Freelance Developer
In a nutshell, Hugh delivers positive outcomes. When he encounters a problem, he identifies the essential dynamics, hypothesizes a remedy, monitors, and... Read More
In a nutshell, Hugh delivers positive outcomes. When he encounters a problem, he identifies the essential dynamics, hypothesizes a remedy, monitors, and iterates. When the issues extend, impact, or involve others, he acts quickly, focusing on communication and the roadmap. Hugh has over 25 years of experience developing applications and solving problems across a breadth of technical and business domains. Read Less
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Our Developer Screening Process

26.4%pass rate

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.

7.4%pass rate

Core skills and algorithms

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

3.6%pass rate

Proactive problem-solving

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

End-to-End project execution

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

3%pass rate

Continued excellence

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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Despite accelerating demand for coders, Toptal prides itself on almost Ivy League-level vetting.
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