Freelance Laravel jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance Laravel jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former PHP Developer or Full-stack 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 Laravel 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

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 Laravel community:

Jonathan Serle

Bet Shemesh, Israel

Jonathan is a highly motivated developer and architect with a unique edge: his communication skills and ability to understand software p... Read More

David Leong

Tacoma, WA, United States

David is a full-stack engineer with over 12 years of experience in web development, managing all aspects of the development process. He'... Read More

Aleksandar Nikolic

Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Aleksandar is a senior web developer and system architect. He is highly motivated, dedicated to delivering high quality code, and contin... Read More

Brian Danchilla

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Brian is a full-stack software developer with over 15 years of experience. Over the past decade, he has run his own consulting business,... Read More

Igor Pantovic

Belgrade, Serbia

Igor wrote his first complete video game at the age of thirteen and his first social network two years later. Today, he spends most of h... Read More

Aleksei Fedorenko

Omsk, Omsk Oblast, Russia

Over the past 6+ years, Aleksei has worked for an online service company, a digital agency, and as a remote freelancer. He builds clean ... Read More

Alain Schlesser

Olzheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Alain is a freelance software engineer and WordPress consultant specializing in enterprise-level WordPress development, planning scalabl... Read More

Philip Bennett

Berlin, Germany

Phil is an experienced web developer with 17 years of experience in PHP and WordPress. Focusing on high-quality hyper-performance delive... Read More

Nick Kuhn

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Nick has over a decade of Drupal experience and has built some of the largest and most recognized Drupal websites such as and Am... Read More

Michael Stivala

Birgu, Malta

Mike has over seven years of experience developing robust web-based applications and specializes in building performant Laravel applicat... Read More

Bryce Ott

Lindon, UT, United States

With more than a decade and a half working as an engineer, architect, director, vice president, and CTO, Bryce brings a deep understandi... Read More

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

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

LAMP Developer
PHP, Laravel, AWS, MySQL, LAMP

We are a large online marketplace for building tools and equipment, connecting buyers and sellers through our proprietary platform. We are looking to hire an experienced developer to refactor our codebase and ultimately build a new version of our WebApp. This is a great opportunity, with the ideal candidate being instrumental in creating a modern marketplace using the latest technology.

Full-stack Developer
Laravel, PHP, React

We are a tech startup creating management software for the healthcare industry and health practitioners. We are looking for a full-stack developer fluent in both Laravel and PHP to help build scalable and robust apps. The developer would be responsible for determining whether to create from scratch or develop from an existing codebase that we’ve built.

PHP Developer
Laravel, PHP, CSS, Jira

We are a popular entertainment events platform that is in the process of reimagining and relaunching our brand to consumers. We are looking to hire a developer fluent in both Laravel and PHP to make necessary changes to our codebase. The project will involve working collaboratively with our team, that is currently implementing a new UI, API integrations, and payment processing configuration.

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:
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Bridgestone has worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their global team.
Duolingo trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
USC hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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Cleveland Cavaliers 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 Laravel 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 Laravel developers.

Why do top Laravel experts join Toptal?

Gabriel Jenik

Web Developer
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gabriel has 15 years of experience in the tech industry, ranging from developer to account manager. He is motivated by challenges that make him search, discover, and learn new concepts. He specializes in taking control of complex software artifacts, debugging, and translating between functional-technical situations.

Toptal has a great PHP and Laravel community full of knowledgeable people with whom to share thoughts and develop ideas for solving client challenges. Toptal encourages all its member to grow in their professional life with academies that develop your soft skills as well as training that get you closer to the most trendy technologies in the market.

Dejan Stosic

Niš, Serbia

Dejan is a highly motivated full-stack developer with a decade of experience working in teams of all sizes. He's adept at joining projects at an early stage, planning the architecture of the system, executing the plan, and scaling it for a high number of concurrent users. In addition to his technical skills, he also provides valuable insight during the development stage.

I've been freelancing and working remotely almost exclusively for my entire career, and I've never seen an organization as efficient as Toptal. The aspect I like the most is that there are real PEOPLE - recruiters - available at any time. They are such a great support, helping you with your job search and with any other aspect of your career at Toptal. I was able to connect with a Laravel job within a few days of joining Toptal!

Fady S. Ghatas

PHP Developer
Cairo, Egypt

Fady has over half a decade of experience in web development. He has built quality websites in PHP, Node.js, and Python. He's also acknowledged as a security researcher by Microsoft, Apple, AT&T, and Red Hat for ferreting out vulnerabilities, and he is currently pursuing a master's degree in computer engineering.

Since joining Toptal back in 2016, I've always had a great variety of PHP and Laravel opportunities, from implementation and testing to DevOps and security. Plus, when you join, you'll have access to one of the best Slack communities ever. And you can become a thought leader by publishing to Toptal's Engineering Blog, the #1 technical blog hands down. Toptal is the best freelancing platform to do what you love in the most hassle-free way!

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.