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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.

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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

Our Exclusive Network of Freelance Developers

Jovana Rajkovic

Belgrade - Serbia
Toptal Member Since January 23, 2018
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)...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperSeleniumScrumAtlassian+9 More
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Alex Duggleby

Vienna - Austria
Toptal Member Since March 22, 2016
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 secu...Show more
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). Show less
Freelance DeveloperC#JavaScriptASP.NET MVC+5 More
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Jay Johnston

Nashville - United States
Toptal Member Since November 6, 2013
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 ...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperPHPJavaScriptjQuery+5 More
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Maximilian Hopf

London - United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since April 19, 2019
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...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperPythonArtificial Intelligence (AI)R+9 More
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Milana Cap

Novi Sad - Serbia
Toptal Member Since December 5, 2016
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...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperPHPHTML5CSS3+9 More
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Matthew Newman

Bangor - United States
Toptal Member Since August 2, 2017
Matthew has over 15 years of experience in database management and software development, with a strong focus on full-stack web applications. He specializ...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperPythonDjangoVue.js+5 More
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Tadej Slamic

Oslo - Norway
Toptal Member Since May 6, 2019
With over a decade in the software industry, Tadej has helped startups launch their first product, assisted FTSE100 enterprises with digital transformati...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperJavaAWSGo+9 More
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Konstantin Kanishchev

St Genis Poully - France
Toptal Member Since August 31, 2013
Konstantin is a Theoretical Physicist with a strong background in C++, Python, and JavaScript programming. With deep experience in research-level softwar...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperC++JavaScriptQt+2 More
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Ivana Mihić

Belgrade - Serbia
Toptal Member Since January 19, 2019
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...Show 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. Show less
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Adam Diamond

Los Angeles - United States
Toptal Member Since September 26, 2019
Adam architects and develops database and BI solutions without any unnecessary complexity that are efficient to develop, can be completed within aggressi...Show 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!  Show less
Freelance DeveloperSQLJavaScriptSQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)+5 More
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Nishant Mittal

Penn Valley - United States
Toptal Member Since September 7, 2019
With robust mathematical, problem-solving, and analytical skills and a master's in CS, Nishant is a seasoned technologist with extensive experience build...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperPythonC++11C+6 More
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Kendall Guillemette

Portland, OR - United States
Toptal Member Since July 4, 2019
Kendall is an experienced WordPress developer with a background in design, development, and strategy with the ability to see projects from all angles. Ke...Show 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.  Show less
Freelance DeveloperjQueryWordPressWordPress UX+3 More
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Joey Hennessey

Arvada - United States
Toptal Member Since April 12, 2019
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...Show 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.  Show less
Freelance DeveloperJavaScriptHTML5React
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Viacheslav Zhenylenko

Los Angeles - United States
Toptal Member Since April 29, 2019
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...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperPythonComputer VisionMachine Learning
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Hugh Ediet

New York, NY - United States
Toptal Member Since December 8, 2018
In a nutshell, Hugh delivers positive outcomes. When he encounters a problem, he identifies the essential dynamics, hypothesizes a remedy, monitors, and...Show 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. Show less
Freelance DeveloperGoAndroidC+++3 More
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Excellent technical communication

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

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