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Anton Wolkov

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
MaltaToptal Member Since December 14, 2022

Anton specializes in big data infrastructure architecture and machine learning operations (MLOps). He worked with many high-profile Fortune 500s and startups. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, with experience in big data infrastructure development and DevOps. He can get you started with data lakes, onboard data scientists, automation, and create production-grade self-service batch pipelines. Anton prefers using Airflow, Presto, TensorFlow, Kubernetes, and Grafana.

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François Le Lay

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since July 27, 2022

François is a seasoned leader with experience building data platforms and machine learning solutions at major technology companies and startups in B2C and B2B settings. François has spent seven years at Spotify building data infrastructure teams as a manager and leveraging machine learning techniques to improve the music catalog as a staff engineer.

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Alex Kim

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
CanadaToptal Member Since December 3, 2019

Alex is an ML engineer with 10+ years of experience in the tech industry. He has shared his expertise as an invited speaker at various conferences and meetups, helped companies with their ML strategy, and advised startups on their Data Science curriculum. He's also the founder and organizer of PyData Montreal, Canada's largest PyData meetup.

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Alessandro Pedori

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
GermanyToptal Member Since November 18, 2022

Alessandro is a full-stack AI, NLP, and ML engineer, consultant, and architect with several years of experience teaching AIs what to do and building the code around it, mainly in Python. He also loves helping people understand the limits of current systems, triaging what to implement first, building code, teaching, consulting, mentoring, and coaching. Above all, Alessandro is passionate about how technology can empower humans to shine.

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András Kárpáti

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
HungaryToptal Member Since April 29, 2022

András is a mathematician and economist by training, a data scientist by choice. With industry experience in telecommunications, logistics, finance, and retail, András excels at cracking tough statistical problems and building software solutions that last. Beyond his industry expertise, András teaches network science and machine learning to graduate students.

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Guillem Duran Ballester

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
SpainToptal Member Since August 8, 2022

Guillem is a machine learning engineer and AI researcher with a strong passion for education and open source. He works with companies to develop innovative machine learning solutions that provide business value. Guillem enjoys helping clients understand how they can benefit from the latest discoveries in AI.

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Wellington Rodrigo Monteiro

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
BrazilToptal Member Since October 5, 2022

Wellington is a senior data scientist and machine learning engineer with 10+ years of experience designing AI systems, back-end projects, and integrations with existing solutions respecting enterprise architecture requirements for large companies such as ExxonMobil and BRF. He specializes in complex machine learning models such as ensemble models, explainable artificial intelligence, and fair AI. Wellington also works with multi-objective optimization problems in critical applications.

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Dogugun Ozkaya

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
TurkeyToptal Member Since November 10, 2021

Dogugun is a skilled data scientist with expertise in Machine Learning and data-centric solutions. Proficient in Python and SQL, he drives data-driven decisions and delivers innovative AI solutions. His strengths lie in B2B ML projects, automated pipelines, and real-time APIs. Dogugun's predictive modeling and visualization dashboards empower businesses to optimize processes and gain strategic insights. Dogugun is a valuable asset in advancing businesses with ML-driven solutions.

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Muhammad Talha Zubair

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
PakistanToptal Member Since June 6, 2023

Muhammad is an accomplished machine learning developer with four years of extensive experience in data science, machine learning, and computer vision, making substantial contributions to several high-profile projects. His versatile tech stack includes expertise in data analysis, proficiency in machine learning and deep learning technologies, expertise in DevOps, and mastery of cloud technologies. Furthermore, Muhammad's competencies extend to Python and API development using Flask and NGINX.

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Rishab Pal

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
IndiaToptal Member Since November 10, 2022

Rishab is an experienced data scientist and machine learning (ML) expert with a strong passion for mathematics and artificial intelligence (AI). He has 6+ years of experience designing and developing end-to-end machine learning solutions that have been successfully deployed to production on cloud platforms. Rishab constantly invests in his skills to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. He is committed to applying his knowledge and expertise to develop impactful solutions.

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Surbhi Gupta

Freelance Machine Learning Operation Engineer
IndiaToptal Member Since November 2, 2021

Surbhi, previously a CTO at a GenAI startup and assistant professor at MUJ, is a generative AI, ML, and NLP expert with 5+ years of experience. She has designed and developed ML-based end-to-end solutions for startups at Toptal and Fortune 500 clients at Utopia. Her expertise includes ML, deep learning, NLP, computer vision, LLMs, GPT, AI, MLOps, and AWS. Surbhi solved problems in EAM, marketing, finance, chatbot, and crypto industries. She published research in robotics and optimization.

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How to Hire Machine Learning Operations Engineers Through Toptal


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.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Machine Learning Operation Engineer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

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


  • How are Toptal Machine Learning Operations Engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Machine Learning Operations Engineers 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 Machine Learning Operations Engineers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Machine Learning Operation Engineer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Machine Learning Operations Engineers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Machine Learning Operation Engineer 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

    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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