Freelance Kubernetes jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance Kubernetes jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Platform Developer or Engineer, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

Hiring Kubernetes experts? 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

Grow your career by working with top companies

At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.

Never worry about payments

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

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

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

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

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 Kubernetes community:

Mohamed Melouk

Berlin, Germany

Mohamed is a seasoned software engineer with 5+ years of professional experience in many fields including eCommerce, IoT, and web develo... Read More

Noah Muth

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Noah is a native Minnesotan and full-stack developer who has run "git commit" on either side of the Atlantic Ocean (and also in Iceland)... Read More

Deyan Dimitrov

Sofia, Bulgaria

Deyan is a results-driven lead software engineer who's able to identify the issues, obstacles, and opportunities and then develop and im... Read More

Oscar A. Jara

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Oscar is a top information systems engineer who has worked as a developer, system administrator, DevOps engineer, and university profess... Read More

Ivan Kropotov

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lately, Ivan's been building and maintaining Kubernetes clusters in AWS and related DevOps tasks for a highly loaded telecommunication p... Read More

Andrii Soldatenko

Kiev, Ukraine

Andrii is a blogger and speaker as well as an expert back-end developer with Python/C and Golang. He has extensive knowledge of the Dock... Read More

Cyril Shcherbin

Prague, Czech Republic

Cyril is a young software engineer with a passion for object-oriented design and natural language processing. He has gained a great deal... Read More

Zhe Li

Gothenburg, Sweden

Zhe is a senior full-stack developer and entrepreneur with a proven ability to develop efficient back-end services for mobile and other ... Read More

Pierre Ozoux

Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany

Pierre is a professional Kubernetes user with over five years of experience. He is the type of user who can help you solve any challenge... Read More

Farhad Kazemi

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Farhad is a senior software engineer with extensive experience in native cloud application design, architecture, and implementation. He ... Read More

Radek Ostrowski

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Radek is a certified Toptal Blockchain Engineer particularly interested in Ethereum and smart contracts. In the fiat world, he is experi... Read More

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

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite Kubernetes experts for their mission-critical jobs.

Senior Cloud Architect
Kubernetes, Google Cloud SQL, Node.js

We are a mid-size ecommerce company partnering with the airline industry to manage the travel industry’s operational technology stack. We are looking to hire a cloud architect to join our dynamic team of expert developers and UX designers to test our existing product from end to end. The ideal hire will have experience with Google Cloud and be able to propose improvements to our architecture.

DevOps Engineer
DevOps, Kubernetes, Terraform

We are a large technology company in the security and verification space, providing businesses with critical security protections. We are looking to bring on a DevOps engineer to write code and documentation for a new solution that will help companies scale their access management rights. The ideal hire will be able to work in a professional way with a diverse set of colleagues from different backgrounds.

Chief Automation Engineer
Python, Kubernetes, Jupyter

We are a healthcare startup using big data and machine learning to automate healthcare news. We are looking to hire an automation engineer to work directly with our CEO to optimize our automation platform using Kubernetes. The output of this project will be a platform that enables the company to scale across many users and allow for the automation of their work.

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.

Trusted by:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

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.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish technical papers alongside Kubernetes experts 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 Kubernetes experts.

Why do top Kubernetes experts join Toptal?

Rogério Araújo

Senior Platform Engineer
Goiânia, Brazil

Rogério is a full-stack developer with 15 years of experience with software development and architecture. He has worked on several projects for customers in Brazil and globally. The range of projects include mobile, applications, desktop, and enterprise search applications.

Toptal has created an amazing community of developers who are all extremely passionate about helping each other solve any problem. For me, the best part has been that after learning a new language and starting to engage with other Toptal developers about the technology, I quickly landed two jobs in less than one month, and both were great experiences.

Alejandro Hernandez

Serverless Developer
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.

Part of engaging with any new technology is the uncertainty of finding a job that requires you to use what you've learned. Thanks to Toptal, I've had a steady stream of projects with clients from the very beginning. My Toptal clients are always pushing the limits of the technology to give their users the best user experience in their markets.

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.