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Julie Wetherbee

Freelance Maven Expert
United StatesToptal 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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Alexey Dubrov

Freelance Maven Expert
PolandToptal Member Since June 30, 2016

Alexey is a highly skilled full-stack developer with 12 years of experience. He specializes in back-end development with Java, Scala, Node.js, and Go but is also very familiar with top front-end technologies. Although he has experience working with companies, Alexey's spent the last five years as an independent contractor, creating products from scratch and contributing to small and medium-sized teams.

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Lucas Licursi

Freelance Maven Expert
PolandToptal Member Since January 29, 2019

Lucas is a senior Java developer who solves complex challenges creatively and practically using the best frameworks and algorithms. He excels in code review, ensuring best practices are followed to achieve the best code quality on a team. Lucas advocates the idea of collaborative ownership of the code.

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Christopher Smith

Freelance Maven Expert
United StatesToptal Member Since October 11, 2016

Christopher is an expert JVM developer with solid experience building with Spring, Groovy, and the JVM ecosystem in general. He has managed the full software lifecycle from requirements to deployment, along with systems administration and networking (CCDP/CCNP). He is a proactive guy who's looking for projects that involve back-end engineering, infrastructure questions, networking, orchestration, and harder functional programming.

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Nemanja Veskovic

Freelance Maven Expert
SerbiaToptal Member Since January 6, 2017

Nemanja is a passionate QA engineer with more than 16 years of experience working with various QA teams and on complex functional and performance testing (manual and automation), creating full continuous integration setups from scratch and ensuring QA is implemented in all software development stages from design to deployment. Nemanja also has six years of experience in QA team lead roles, including interviewing and hiring new team members.

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Konstantin Stepanyuk

Freelance Maven Expert
RussiaToptal Member Since December 4, 2013

Konstantin has experience with both back-end and front-end development technologies and practices. He boasts excellent communication skills and works effectively in team settings. Konstantin has also worked closely with clients on a variety of individual projects.

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Seva Safris

Freelance Maven Expert
ThailandToptal Member Since July 17, 2014

With 20 years of industry experience, Seva is a veteran of both enterprise and startups. A UC Berkeley graduate in EECS and MSE, Seva's tenacity and work ethic precedes his acclaim. His impressive, fast-track leadership career is marked by proven ability to motivate and lead peak-performing teams, as well as achieve remarkable results in architecture and development of efficient, scalable, and fault-tolerant solutions.

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