Choose from a constant stream of top JavaScript jobs while staying flexible as a freelancer.

At Toptal, you get to work on complex JavaScript projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a Toptaler, you can design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.
Hiring JavaScript developers? Learn more about Toptal.

Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top developers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
  • Grow your career by working with top companies
    At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and J.P. Morgan and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.
  • Never worry about payments
    At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced developers.
  • Design your own lifestyle
    No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.
  • Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses
    Have a bug? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top engineers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly gain professional expertise in a new technology.
  • Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog
    With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of advanced technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Engineering Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.
  • Speak at conferences and attend events
    Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal JavaScript community:

Aleksandr Makeyev
Novosibirsk / Ekaterinburg, Russia
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 more
Charles Cook, Ph.D.
Gainesville, FL, United States
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 more
Tomislav Capan
Zagreb, Croatia
Tomislav is a software engineer, technical consultant, and architect with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in full-stack, highly scalable, real-time JavaScript and Node.js applications, with past experience in C#, Java, and Ruby. He is an agile Kanban practitioner who loves to collaborate on development projects. Read more
Konstantin Kanishchev
St Genis Poully, France
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 more
Mark Wong-VanHaren
Palo Alto, CA, United States
Mark is an entrepreneur, engineer, CTO, and artisan with decades of startup experience, including co-founding Excite.com. He makes complex problems simple with expressive, maintainable code. He believes in building small, well-tested, functional pieces, loosely joined by a well-documented contract. Read more
Zoran Melis
Zagreb, Croatia
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 more
Rafael Chiti
London, United Kingdom
Rafael is passionate about change and trying new things, both professionally and in general with his life. He is a skilled web developer with over 8 years of experience. He loves startups and is extremely proactive. Read more
Alejandro Hernandez
Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Alejandro got his bachelor's degree in software engineering in 2005 and has since been working for software companies of all sizes from all around the globe as a freelancer. Currently, he enjoys working as a full-stack architect in JavaScript projects, where his experience and his deep understanding of architecture and theory are most impactful. Read more
Ignacio Freiberg
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ignacio is a software engineer and architect with more than eight years of experience in many programming languages, libraries, and frameworks. He enjoys working in freelance mode to give him the opportunity to constantly develop new skills, and he is familiar with many different paradigms and technologies. Read more
Rafal Gwizdala
Warsaw, Poland
Rafal is a skilled software engineer with strong architecture and coding skills, broad technology knowledge, and many years of experience delivering software. He is a project leader, mentor, coder, and consultant. He specializes in business software, process automation, and transactional systems. Read more

See 3 typical JavaScript jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite JavaScript developers for their mission-critical jobs.
  • Full Stack JavaScript Developer
    JavaScript, Node, Angular, Express
    We are building a sales automation platform and have backing from some of the biggest VCs in the tech industry. Our startup works with the fastest growing companies in the world, and we're actively hiring two principal full stack JavaScript engineers to join our founding engineering team. We value simplicity in both our code and our user interfaces. We don’t believe in large teams; we opt for small, nimble engineering experts that work well together, iterate quickly, and achieve more as a team. We are looking for passionate developers to build scalable back-end micro-services and beautiful front-end interfaces using JavaScript, Node, Angular, Express, etc.
  • Google Maps API Developer
    JavaScript, Google Maps
    We are looking for an experienced JavaScript developer to build a map based on the Google Maps API, that will also integrate with our API. This map should be able to pull in a list of locations and expand the details of a particular point of interest in an interactive fashion. We will provide all designs, as well as the API. This map will be used in our core web app, which enables users to view and analyze vehicle traffic patterns in real-time.
  • Front-end Developer
    JavaScript, any front-end JavaScript framework
    We are a two-sided marketplace looking to bring more developers on board to speed up our product launch. We are looking for a front-end web developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include translation of UI/UX design wireframes to code, building the visual elements of the application. Following that, your role will be to make pages interactive, as well as to connect to our back-end and pull in data as needed.

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.
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Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join tech conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top engineers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
20
Oct
Taipei
Taiwan

Talk UX is a three-day conference with insipiring talks and interactive semminars on what’s trending in tech today. The 2017 edition will be hosted by Ladies that UX, an international community of creative, inspiring women who work in UX.

The event will be held from October 20-22 in Taipei, Taiwan, at Syntrend Creative Park. One of the event speakers will be Jenny Shen, a Toptal designer, who will be one of the speakers in a talk entitled “Growing the Innovation-Type Talents.”

For more information on the event, please see the event website.

21
Oct
Kiev
Ukraine

Toptal supports developer communities all over the world, including Elixir Club in Ukraine and is proud to partner with them for their 8th meetup.

The event will take place on October 21st, so if you happen to be in the area that day, make sure to drop by and meet the other developers who strive to share their Elixir knowledge and tips. The event will feature several talks, including one from Alex Rozumii, Back-end developer at Toptal.

For more information, please visit the event website or contact Alex Rozumii.

21
Oct
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Agile Day is an annual Agile conference organized by Bosnia Agile, an innovative association promoting agile methodologies in software development and management practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 2017 edition will be held on October 21st at Hotel Europe.

We invite you to join this one-day event that brings world-wide Agile Evangelists, leading agile experts, practitioners, and innovators together to share their experiences, expertise, enthusiasm and knowledge. The event will also be a great opportunity to learn more about Toptal and meet Emir Kurtović, a Toptal developer, who will be speaking at the event. In his talk entitled “Leaning 15 days before the launch”, Emir will talk about targeting almost completely different niche from the original idea in order to satisfy investors, product owners, and clients.

For more information on the event, please see the event website.

23
Oct
Moscow
Russia

We’re organizing a Toptal networking event in Moscow on October 23rd. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other Toptalers from your town, share experiences, and have some fun while enjoying good company.

If you’re a Toptaler in Moscow, you’re welcome to join us at Meatless from 8:00 PM to have some fun, talk about technology, and get to know the other Toptalers around you.

Please RSVP to give us a head count. For questions regarding the event, please contact the event organizer, Dmitry Ryazantsev.

Publish technical papers alongside JavaScript developers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of JavaScript developers.
Ahmet Shapiro-Erciyas
Freelance Software Engineer
Angular Change Detection and the OnPush Strategy
Out of the box, Angular provides two different change detection strategies: Default and OnPush. Each strategy has its own advantages, but sometimes it is easy to miss a nifty optimization opportunity if you stick to the default strategy. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Ahmet Shapiro-Erciyas walks us through the available change detection strategies and shows how to use them in any Angular project.
Igor Geshoski
Freelance Angular Developer
Working with Angular 4 Forms: Nesting and Input Validation
Validating user inputs is an essential part of any robust web application. Angular 4 makes it especially easy for both template-driven and reactive forms. In this article, Toptal Freelance Angular Developer Igor Geshoski walks us through the different approaches in Angular 4 form validation and shows how even complex form validation can be done easily.
Giorgi Bakradze
Freelance JavaScript Developer
How to Choose the Best Front-end Framework
Is there really an ultimate best JavaScript front-end framework? Maybe there isn’t, but there is a way to choose the best framework for your web project. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Giorgi Bakradze takes a look at four of the most popular frameworks from five important perspectives that make it easy to determine which one is the best fit for your project’s needs.
Juan Calou
Freelance Software Engineer
A How-to Guide to SVG Animation
The advantages of SVG on the web go beyond producing resolution-independent graphics. With a little CSS and JavaScript, you can apply cool animations and effects to your front-end without requiring the user to install bulky plugins.

Why do top JavaScript experts join Toptal?

Davor Grubelić
Full Stack JavaScript Engineer
Osijek, Croatia
Davor is a full stack JavaScript engineer who uses Node.js and Angular as his primary technology stack. With eight years of experience in web development, he has worked on a large number of projects, from websites to large ERP applications. In past years, he has worked as a CTO and front-end developer for a dairy management startup. Currently, he works as a senior mobile developer using the React Native platform.
As a platform, Toptal has helped me find new projects without having to spend time and energy. It allows me to focus on what is most important for my clients - product and project development. As a community, Toptal is a constant source of knowledge and new opportunities for me to grow as a developer, all while providing me with the ability to have flexible work hours and location. It truly is a community for the future.
Yuri Neves Silveira
Front-end Developer
Muriae, Brazil
Yuri has expertise in both back-end and front-end JavaScript. He brings a design perspective to programming and goes the extra mile to achieve a pixel-perfect layout and API. He has worked on the front-end of Chess.com, and has over a decade of experience in cross-browser JavaScript.
Being a JavaScript developer requires a broad range of skills. Toptal allows me to continually sharpen my skills by connecting me to challenging and rewarding projects. As part of a large community of top-notch developers, I get the support I need to thrive.
Pierre Killy
Senior JavaScript Developer
Paris, France
Writing code since the age of eight, Pierre's love of programming led him to earn a Master's in Computer Science in 2005. He has worked on heavy-loaded infrastructure at Viadeo (100+ production servers) and founded his own company in 2014, Kwalito, a mobile app that checks food composition according to your dietary needs.
JavaScript is one of the world's most popular programming languages. There is JavaScript everywhere: on almost every website, on mobile sites, in games, even in mobile apps, and it is the only web programming language that runs both on front- and back-end. Thanks to Toptal, I work with some of the most exciting tech companies worldwide, bringing them my technical and organizational expertise, while continuously training myself on new features, tools, and frameworks.

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.