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Chris Bainbridge

Freelance Linux Developer
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since June 21, 2017

Chris is a senior Linux engineer with a PhD in machine learning. He specializes in software and system development, automation, and DevOps with extensive open source experience—contributing to the Linux kernel, Gentoo, Ubuntu, and Debian. His achievements include being the architecture lead of a Linux distribution, completing a P2V data center migration, and working with startups to develop an Android predictive keyboard and smartwatch.

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Kijong Uhm

Freelance Linux Developer
South Korea
Toptal Member Since September 17, 2021

Kijong has been a software engineer in embedded systems for 15+ years and a software project manager and development manager for 5+ years. He specializes in C on embedded Linux and has experience in C++, Java, and Python. Kijong has developed software for set-top boxes, automotive devices, and IoT devices.

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Lawrence Zhou

Freelance Linux Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since August 14, 2018

Lawrence is a software developer and quantitative analyst with over 12 years of experience in software development and quantitative modeling. He's worked at Citigroup, Traxis Partners, as well as co-founding a Y-Combinator funded startup. Lawrence prefers projects that use both his financial and programming backgrounds, but he also enjoys working with and analyzing data—either in analysis, visualization, or machine learning.

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Leah Sapan

Freelance Linux Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since August 31, 2015

Leah is a motivated, self-taught, and analytical thinker with over 13 years of professional software development experience. She has a proven history of architecting, developing, and deploying full-featured web applications that focus on user experience and performant back-end design. Leah can manage multiple projects through the software development lifecycle, thrives in challenging environments to meet stringent deadlines, and has a deep passion for mentoring and growing colleagues.

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Richard Kolkovich

Freelance Linux Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since August 10, 2015

Richard has run the gamut from technical support to co-founder. Over his career, Richard has accumulated both a deep level of technical understanding as well as a broad comprehension of the other requisite elements of building and growing a successful business. His breadth of experience and technical expertise make him uniquely suited to solve business problems with technology.

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Julie Wetherbee

Freelance Linux Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since August 21, 2015

Julie has over 20 years of experience building software applications and leading engineering teams for businesses of all sizes. She has expertise in Java, JavaScript, C, C++, and Perl, and is familiar with many popular frameworks. Recently, Julie designed and implemented a large-scale Oracle database sharding solution for Walmart.com.

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Shelley Nason

Freelance Linux Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since January 15, 2015

Shelley is a full-stack engineer with 15 years experience building software in a variety of industries. She is comfortable starting with rough requirements and working with stakeholders to turn an idea into a useful, appealing piece of software. Shelley writes clean, fast, well-documented, and well-tested code, provides realistic estimates, and works well with teammates. As a student, Shelley spent several years in an AI Ph.D. program and she maintains a strong interest in that field.

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Lu Jiang

Freelance Linux Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since January 2, 2020

With a degree in education information technology and a professional software developer background, Lu enjoys building everything from small business sites to rich interactive web applications. If she is not writing code, you will find her wrangling with new technologies to keep her inspired. She is passionate about utilizing modern technology to improve life, especially in the education domain.

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Ricardo Basto

Freelance Linux Developer
Germany
Toptal Member Since May 7, 2019

Ricardo has been coding for over 20 years, having worked on projects in more than 10 programming languages. He has co-founded companies, worked in a few successful startups as CTO, and managed distributed teams of developers and product designers. Ricardo's recent work has ranged from data science and machine learning to high-performing web and mobile applications, including Web3 and crypto.

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Toko Kejakmadze

Freelance Linux Developer
Georgia
Toptal Member Since January 27, 2022

Toko is a software engineer specializing in the technology and services industries, Android development, and distributed systems. He built a highly scalable application that manages workflow processes between cancer institutes and laboratories, the core system for one of Georgia's largest financial institutes, and an Android TV application that displays bus route information. Toko enjoys guiding teams and brings a strong background in mathematics to projects.

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İsmail Taha AYKAÇ

Freelance Linux Developer
Turkey
Toptal Member Since November 30, 2021

İsmail has worked for the software industry for over 15 years professionally and participated in many projects of various scales. Most of the things he has developed were for corporate customers. These experiences led him to understand how an excellent end-to-end solution needs to be designed and implemented.

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  • How are Toptal Linux developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Linux developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Linux developer within 48 hours of signing up.

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Linux 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.

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