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Alex Loddengaard

Kafka Developer

Alex started his career at Google and then as employee #3 at Cloudera. His most position was as a solutions architect at Confluent, working on Apache Kafka.... He’s architected and built apps mostly on the back end—web stacks, data analytics, data pipelines, data engineering, microservices, and streaming ETL. He’s also done some simple front-end development, full-stack development, and Android apps. He's willing to work onsite in the Bay Area. 

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Azarias Reda, PhD

Kafka Developer

With a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Azarias has worked at large tech companies like LinkedIn and Microsoft, and has led two star...tups as CTO. His technical expertise is web development and machine learning in Python. He has built large-scale web applications (primarily with Django), worked on many data science projects, and managed teams of engineers. His favorite projects combine web development with data engineering. 

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Zohaib Butt

Kafka Developer

Zohaib has over two decades of experience programming; he initially started out as a software engineer but has spent the last decade in mainly working on sy...stems, networking, and operations. Zohaib has helped migrate many clients to the cloud and encouraged teams to implement the Agile methodology for all of their workloads. 

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Kaloyana Manova

Kafka Developer

Kaloyana has over a decade of experience building software solutions, including requirements analysis and functional specification, project planning, and sy...stem architecture design, full-stack development, database design and development, database administration, ETL, performance optimization, and general problem-solving. She possesses a strong attention to detail and great communication skills with all levels of business partners. 

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Piotr Anielski

Kafka Developer

Piotr is a quick-learning generalist software engineer interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and functional programming. He has worked as... a back-end and front-end engineer in a fast-growing startup and also in a research-focused environment. 

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Esteban Robles Luna

Kafka Developer

Esteban is an experienced and capable developer who has worked in top companies in the Bay Area including LinkedIn, Google, and Mulesoft. He is calm, person...able, and knowledgeable in a range of development areas, which will enable him to contribute key skills to your project. 

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Mikhail Khomutetckii

Kafka Developer

Mikhail is a full-stack senior Ruby and Java engineer who has experience with real-time data processing as well as back- and front-end functionality. He has... worked on a variety of products including AdTech as well as social, mobile, and enterprise applications. He is a responsible person and a great architect, and seeks projects related to real-time data processing, analytics, and data storage. 

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Dusan Simonovic

Kafka Developer

Dusan is a full-stack Java and Angular/React developer with nine years of software development experience. He's worked on a number of large projects, includ...ing Price2Spy, a tool for data web scraping for tracking competitor pricing on online shops, a social marketing tool for Adobe Marketing Cloud, an in-flight connectivity tool for a leading airline connectivity provider, and API integrations for a SaaS analytics provider. 

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Anderson de Borba

Kafka Developer

Anderson is a software engineer with over eight years of experience in the industry. He's developed mainly with Java technologies: microservices, Spring, Ja...va EE, Akka, and AWS among others. He's worked with a number of teams, all varying in size and cultures on small-to-large projects. Anderson is a passionate and pragmatic developer who loves what he does, is keen on code quality, and focuses on the actual results. 

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  • How are Toptal Kafka developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Kafka developers to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Kafka developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Kafka developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

  • How fast can I hire Kafka developers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a Kafka developer within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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