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Andrej Gajdos

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Czech Republic
Toptal Member Since August 31, 2016

Andrej is a full-stack developer with a focus on the PERN/MERN stack and over 10 years of experience delivering software. As a fractional CTO and tech lead, Andrej has managed several teams delivering software for worldwide clients in many industries, including healthcare, finance, and eCommerce. Thus far, Andrej has delivered over 20 projects for startups, digital agencies, and Fortune 500 companies such as Apple and Binance.

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Sergey Kuleshov

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since June 8, 2016

Sergey is a full-stack and cloud web developer with a master's degree in the field of science and over 10 years of experience in the industry. With an in-depth knowledge of web technologies, he specializes in Node.js, particularly the MERN stack and DevOps, and he has extensive experience with the AWS cloud. Sergey has substantial practical experience in iOS development.

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Martina Zrnec

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal 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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Marko Matić

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since July 22, 2019

Marko has been working in software engineering for more than 7 years. He has a broad experience in programming languages like JavaScript, C#, C++, Python, Java. Currently, he is mostly focused on working with MERN stack. On his current job, he works on the back end part of the stack developing JavaScript APIs, DAOs, handling data security, and designing infrastructure on AWS. In his free time, he likes to play around with MCUs and Raspberry PI.

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Eduardo Sotero

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since January 18, 2021

Eduardo is an experienced front-end engineer with more than eight years of hands-on experience efficiently coding websites and applications using modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He is a great enthusiast and evangelist of the MERN stack, always eager to learn and share his knowledge. Now, looking to learn even more about the world of blockchain and dapps creation.

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Anika Milner

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since March 31, 2022

Anika is a senior web developer with 7+ years of experience developing websites and web apps for education, eCommerce, and business services. Anika is keen on working with a diverse set of technologies and programming languages, specializing in React, Vue, and Angular, as the most used languages in the front-end development projects she got involved in.

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Muhammad Raza

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since September 30, 2022

With 5+ years of experience in the MERN stack, Muhammad has led key projects: smart door locks and booking systems. He's skilled in MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js and has improved real-time communication at Mosino, enhanced UI/UX at Fliclicks, and mastered Java Spring Boot at CodingCops. He's optimized databases and synced components. Muhammad thrives in collaboration, ensuring efficient project execution, and is ready to contribute top-tier development skills to your team's success.

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Ventsislav Staykov

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since October 20, 2021

Ventsislav is a highly skilled software engineer with 7+ years of experience leading technical and team activities during all stages of the software development lifecycle. Experienced in front- and back-end development, he has designed and developed N-tier applications and complex IT solutions using the MERN stack. Ventsislav is energetic and devoted to high-quality solutions that drive customer success.

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Arnault Nouvel

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
South Korea
Toptal Member Since October 13, 2021

Arnault is a passionate developer with 15+ years of experience in web solution development. He's focused on delivering high-quality, scalable, and secure cloud applications using industry best practices. Arnault is continuously improving his knowledge and skills by developing side projects, such as SWLC PAL and Hangul Games.

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Soumiya Lhasni

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since October 3, 2022

Soumiya is a seasoned full-stack developer with three years of professional expertise in constructing and managing web applications that enhance and automate various company processes. Her skill set encompasses proficiently crafting and maintaining user interfaces using React. Soumiya is known for her adaptability, passion for challenges, and dedicated approach to continuous learning and creative problem-solving.

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Syed Muhammad Samar Ul Hassan

Freelance MERN Stack Developer
Toptal Member Since July 11, 2022

Syed is a JavaScript and MERN developer experienced in building robust and dynamic web applications with thousands of users in various industries such as food delivery, blockchain, and healthcare. Due to their high performance, Syed frequently uses JavaScript technologies like React, Node.js, and Express and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB. Syed implements the best coding workflows and practices in his projects, enabling him to develop fully responsive, scalable, and maintainable applications.

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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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How to Hire MERN Stack Developers Through Toptal


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

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

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

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  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a MERN Stack developer with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your MERN Stack developer, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a MERN Stack developer?

    To hire the right MERN Stack developer, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect MERN Stack developers for your project.

  • How are Toptal MERN Stack developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our MERN Stack developers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a MERN Stack developer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched MERN Stack developers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire MERN Stack developers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a MERN Stack developer on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our MERN Stack developers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your MERN Stack 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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    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    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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