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Toptal is a marketplace for the top freelance software engineers and developers. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal software engineers for their mission critical software projects.

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Software Engineers
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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Alexander Makeev

Software Engineer
Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performance optimizations f... Read More
Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performance optimizations for complex web applications. He excels at rapidly integrating reliable web technologies and achieving flexible software architecture designs. His strong theoretical and practical background in IT, business consulting, and project management makes him extremely capable on projects of any size. Read Less
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Anne Adams

Software Engineer
Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years a... Read More
Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years as an engineer at Merrill Lynch, Anne founded and built LoudUp, a music-based social network that she designed, developed, and launched from the ground up. She specializes in .NET technologies and JavaScript. Read Less
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Zoran Melis

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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
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Ted Cohn

Software Engineer
Ted has 30+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, developed Pleo t... Read More
Ted has 30+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, developed Pleo the dinosaur as well as Orderscape restaurant search/food ordering voicebot, and worked for Apple, Excite, and NeXT. He enjoys developing new concepts and technology, leading teams, innovating, and delivering incredible products. He has superb communication and presentation skills. Read Less
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Luís Filipe Teófilo

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With experience both as a scientist and an industrial software developer, Luís has the capacity to address real-world problems with creativity and effect... Read More
With experience both as a scientist and an industrial software developer, Luís has the capacity to address real-world problems with creativity and effectiveness. His background in R&D also gives him an edge in the implementation of efficient and clean solutions to solve problems with unusual requirements. Read Less
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Pavel Shapkin

Software Engineer
Pavel is an experienced professional with a PhD in computer science. He has a range of professional and research interests, including Scala, Java, .NET (... Read More
Pavel is an experienced professional with a PhD in computer science. He has a range of professional and research interests, including Scala, Java, .NET (C#), type theory, conceptual modeling, Semantic Web, and more. Pavel has knowledge in functional programming and formal verification using Coq, Agda, Haskell, Caml and others. Read Less
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Rashid Wakileh

Software Engineer
Rashid is a passionate lead front-end engineer. He is an expert in test-driven development, and has extensive experience in leading teams to create softw... Read More
Rashid is a passionate lead front-end engineer. He is an expert in test-driven development, and has extensive experience in leading teams to create software solutions. He enjoys using JavaScript frameworks and thoroughly testing all aspects of his code. Read Less
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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

Software Engineer
Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in sc... Read More
Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in scalable, enterprise-level application development and engineering solutions for exceptionally high throughputs. He is also the founder and owner of GreatVocab.com, for which he developed the core system using novel concepts in data analysis and control theory. Read Less
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Joseph Victor Zammit

Software Engineer
Jos is a software engineer with extensive experience in writing maintainable, test-driven code. He prefers working with Python and Django. His experience... Read More
Jos is a software engineer with extensive experience in writing maintainable, test-driven code. He prefers working with Python and Django. His experience includes creating, releasing, and maintaining web systems as well as command-line scripting. Read Less
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Brandon Hernandez

Software Engineer
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
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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.

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