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Naoki Kusakari

Freelance Localization Specialist
JapanToptal Member Since January 16, 2024

Naoki is a technical writer and translator with extensive experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. He has successfully managed to create and translate the most complex technical documents. Naoki can also provide localization and consecutive interpretation services for demanding clients.

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Georgii Perepechko

Freelance Localization Specialist
IsraelToptal Member Since March 15, 2022

Georgii specializes in front-end development, creating web (React and Node.js) and mobile (Flutter) apps from scratch, and maintaining complex enterprise projects. He has handled internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) for foreign markets in more than 15 languages. Georgii has worked extensively in the country's top tech company and guided JavaScript developers in React and TypeScript as a boot camp education mentor.

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Mike Kribel

Freelance Localization Specialist
PortugalToptal Member Since March 5, 2020

Mike is a highly experienced individual in the video game industry (15 years) who decided to take the plunge several years ago and went independent. He founded a studio named Principle, Inc., where he develops games using the Unity3D engine, whose primary objective is to be something different. Mike specializes in game design, programming (C#), and tools development (C# and VBA).

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Martina Zrnec

Freelance Localization Specialist
CroatiaToptal Member Since December 8, 2019

Martina is motivated and eager to learn more daily and contribute anywhere needed. She gained experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural startup where coding new features and deployments were done weekly. She is a full-stack developer focused on JavaScript technologies and the MERN stack. She has a strong focus on getting things done and understanding a business, and she is moved by the actions taken by individuals every day. Martina ensures the focus is on tangible results.

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Erik Heath Thomas

Freelance Localization Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since August 11, 2023

Erik is a principal-level engineer, architect, teacher, and writer specializing in iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, iPadOS, IoT product development, and related cloud services. With over 20 years of experience, he has worked with teams and independently to deliver products for startups and Fortune 500 companies in the media, finance, education, and healthcare industries. Erik has a proven track record of developing production-ready applications and helping organizations deliver on top priorities.

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Philippe Jayet

Freelance Localization Specialist
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since February 9, 2022

Philippe is a strong technical leader with a passion for quality. He brings broad experience in software architecture and development (back end, front end, mobile, and embedded), DevOps, security, networking, and operations. Skilled in analytical thinking and competent on agile teams, he has created products used by millions across industries. Previous roles have included: CEO, co-founder, IT architect, head of mobile engineering, and senior software engineer.

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Dinh Tu

Freelance Localization Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since September 21, 2021

With over 10 years of experience under her belt, Dinh is a professional software engineer heavily focusing on full-stack web development with front-end and back-end support. She specializes in customized WordPress and JavaScript frameworks. With plenty of web apps in various fields already developed, Dinh can build the most qualified, well-optimized, and high-performance app products to satisfy the client by following the standard software development lifecycle using Agile methodologies.

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Forat Bahrani

Freelance Localization Specialist
CanadaToptal Member Since February 18, 2022

A passionate developer, Forat started coding when he was 13 years old. He has won 1st place in national competitive programming for two years in a row. Forat is currently working for one of the largest fintech companies on products used by millions of users daily. A self-reliant person who does not need to be micromanaged, he is known for excellent time management skills and being result-oriented.

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Emil Stoev

Freelance Localization Specialist
SpainToptal Member Since June 14, 2019

As a veteran full-stack developer, Emil has considerable relevant experience, including IoT, machine learning, and mobile projects. His foundation is in C# and .NET, with many years of experience in back-end development. He's currently finishing up a brief hiatus to study machine learning and AI development and catching up on exciting languages like Go and Rust.

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Marcin Sklodowski

Freelance Localization Specialist
PolandToptal Member Since December 24, 2013

Marcin is a code purist, hopelessly in love with Ruby. He is a passionate software engineer with over a decade of experience contributing to multiple projects of various types and sizes. Marcin is happy working with others, is addicted to Scrum, and emphasizes maintaining effective development practices.

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Stephen O'Connor

Freelance Localization Specialist
GermanyToptal Member Since February 10, 2021

Stephen has specialized in iOS design and development since 2012. He has delivered a wide array of groundbreaking apps for clients, ranging from individuals to some of Germany's largest companies in the automotive and other sectors. The products he invents are exceptionally well-designed and usable because he understands customers' needs, collaborates closely with stakeholders, and responds to ongoing user feedback. Stephen values customer satisfaction, team harmony, integrity, and reliability.

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I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

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Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

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As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

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How to Hire Localization Specialists Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Localization specialist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Localization specialist for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Localization specialists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Localization specialists 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.

  • Can I hire Localization specialists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Localization specialists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Localization specialist 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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    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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