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Yike Zhang

Freelance Locust Developer
New ZealandToptal Member Since March 21, 2022

Yike started his career as a C/C++ developer for five years, then grew into a tester for 12 years. He enjoys coding-related tasks and always intends to make daily work more accessible with automation and CI/CD. He has gotten involved in various phases of SDLC and STLC and has hands-on experience with multiple automation frameworks and coding languages.

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Pujari Devan

Freelance Locust Developer
SingaporeToptal Member Since September 30, 2021

Pujari is a highly motivated QA professional with 10+ years of experience in top product-based companies like Amazon and Grab. Heading to quality deliverables, setting up processes, and building strong QA teams, he's worked on products used by millions of customers from the ground up. Pujari is keen on testing and automating web, mobile, web services, and ERP applications.

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Daniel Andres Cavenago

Freelance Locust Developer
ArgentinaToptal Member Since April 23, 2019

Daniel has over 13 years of experience with a deep knowledge of the entire QA process, from designing, creating, and executing to the planning and strategies of testing. With solid experience as a QA automation lead, Daniel has the ability to develop automation frameworks from the ground up, utilizing continuous integration tools and ensuring top quality in all software development stages—from design to deployment.

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Seema K Nair

Freelance Locust Developer
United KingdomToptal Member Since February 22, 2020

Seema brings over a decade of software testing and quality assurance expertise to the table. She has substantial experience with manual testing and the test automation of web and mobile applications. Seema is a certified Scrum Master, IBM certified DB2 professional, and AWS certified solution architect comfortable with Agile and Waterfall approaches. Her in-depth knowledge of API and performance testing delivers excellent results.

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Ahmed Hesham

Freelance Locust Developer
SpainToptal Member Since August 31, 2020

Ahmed is a software engineer and a highly skilled back-end engineer with over five years of experience in distributed systems. With a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, he can learn and adapt to any technology. Ahmed is passionate about solving complex problems and working on large-scale projects. He has worked on Seller Central at Amazon and designed multiple microservices in the Intelus.ai system.

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Marco Antônio de Castro Sanchotene

Freelance Locust Developer
BrazilToptal Member Since November 29, 2021

Marco has been working in the IT industry since 2015, mainly in software quality assurance (QA) with manual and automated testing. He has a highly organized and structured working method and an analytical skillset with great attention to detail. Also, Marco has strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes and experience developing and executing detailed and comprehensive software test plans and test cases in tools such as Jira, TestRail, Cucumber Studio, and ALM.

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Sampath Kumar Maka

Freelance Locust Developer
SingaporeToptal Member Since May 25, 2020

Sampath is a senior, full-stack QA automation engineer and leader. As a test engineer, architect, and manager, he has proven successes in web, eCommerce, hedge fund management, middle-office, back-office, and post-trade technologies. He is well-versed in functional, automation, ETL, database, mobile, and API testing. Sampath enjoys building and leading teams that meet and exceed goals and expectations.

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Eugene Stuckless

Freelance Locust Developer
JapanToptal Member Since July 31, 2021

Eugene is a QA architect and developer with a decade of experience building countless frameworks and automating thousands of test cases. In companies large and small, he immediately impacts web or mobile-based software lifecycles to reduce deployment times and increase confidence in product quality. Having worked from Japan for US-based companies, Eugene excels at ensuring seamless handoffs between time zones and asking the right questions at the right time.

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Aliaksandr Prakapovich

Freelance Locust Developer
PolandToptal Member Since April 20, 2022

Aliaksandr is a QA and test automation expert. He has significant experience building test automation solutions from scratch for web, API, and mobile applications and delivering CI/CD processes. His expertise includes automating regression tests, integrating solutions into databases, reducing test flakiness, improving pass rates, and creating bespoke tests. Aliaksandr has solid programming and analytical testing skills, making him ideal for projects requiring a strong test automation engineer.

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Pankaj Pratim Sarmah

Freelance Locust Developer
United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since February 13, 2020

Pankaj is a QA engineer and leader with more than 13 years of experience, specializing in manual, automated, and performance tests. He develops and implements E2E QA testing strategies, processes, and workflows from scratch, including manual and automated test plans for performance, functional, unit, API, regression, and integration testing. Pankaj adds value through the entire SDLC to ensure high-quality code and products and helps eliminate bottlenecks and bugs in production.

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Arnoldas Gudas

Freelance Locust Developer
LithuaniaToptal Member Since December 6, 2019

With 19 years of experience in software engineering, Arnoldas is a passionate leader dedicated to building and managing high-performing engineering teams. His drive lies in guiding teams to implement reliable, scalable, and secure distributed systems while fostering a culture of continuous learning. Arnoldas has played pivotal roles in renowned fintech companies, including Zip Co, ZestMoney, and PhonePe, impacting over 500 million customers.

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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.

Paul Fenley


The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller


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.

Jason Kulik


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.

Stuart Pocknee


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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Locust developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

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  • How are Toptal Locust developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Locust 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.

  • Can I hire Locust developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

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

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

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    The Right Fit

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  • 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.

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    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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