Freelance NLP jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance NLP jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

Hiring NLP Developers? Learn more about Toptal.

Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top developers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.

Grow your career by working with top companies

Grow your career by working with top companies

At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.

Never worry about payments

Never worry about payments

At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced developers.

Design your own lifestyle

Design your own lifestyle

No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Have a bug? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top engineers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly gain professional expertise in a new technology.

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of advanced technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Engineering Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.

Speak at conferences and attend events

Speak at conferences and attend events

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal NLP community:

Katia Hayati

Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Katia has worked for twelve years as an engineer, hands-on engineering manager, and consultant. She has worked at companies of all sizes... Read More

Darin Erat Sleiter

Florianópolis - State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Darin is a data scientist and engineer with a PhD in physics from Stanford. He's passionate about data and machine learning and has work... Read More

Oliver Holloway

London, United Kingdom

Oliver is a versatile data scientist and software engineer combining several years of experience and a postgraduate mathematics degree f... Read More

Shanglun Wang

New York, NY, United States

Sean is a passionate polyglot developer with extensive experience in full-stack web development, system administration, and data science... Read More

Pedro Alves Nogueira

Porto, Portugal

Pedro is a senior researcher and prototype developer with a PhD in AI, human-computer interaction, and affective computing. His backgrou... Read More

Ioana Grigoropol

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Ioana is an experienced software engineer with a Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence. She has experience with J2SE, Ruby... Read More

Matthew Michael Vagnoni

San Francisco, CA, United States

Matthew is a natural leader who loves to solve problems and take the initiative. He has excellent verbal and writing skills and two Mast... Read More

See 3 typical NLP jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite NLP developers for their mission-critical jobs.

R Mentor
R

We are a business consultancy and research & advisory firm with global operations and high-profile partners. We’re looking to hire a mentor to work with us on R programming and help us approach problems in R. The ideal hire has a high level of expertise in R, combined with an interest in teaching or mentoring others.

Machine Learning Engineer
Python, TensorFlow, Big Data, AWS

We are a digital creative platform with a large client base working to democratize access to digital content. We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to join our product and data team produce predictive models using AWS, TensorFlow, and other tools. The ideal developer will have experience analyzing data and building regression models.

Data Scientist
Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data

We are a popular online learning platform with millions of users leading the way in connecting students with instructors around the world. We would like to hire a talented Data Scientist to help us analyze data and pull out interesting insights and patterns. The ideal hire will be creative, enjoy working collaboratively and cross-functionally, and have experience with data visualization.

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.

Trusted by:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join tech conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish technical papers alongside NLP developers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of NLP developers.

Why do top NLP experts join Toptal?

Nikola Tanković

Lecturer in Computer Science
Croatia

Nikola is a distributed applications architect, researcher, and software engineer. As a university lecturer and post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in computer science, he has a strong analytical approach to problem solving. His communication and coordination skills were developed throughout a six-year CTO and consultancy stint in various software engineering projects from diverse business domains.

Evolving software right is tough work, but doing it with Python makes it fun. It comes with batteries included so you can experiment and gain insights fast. With Python you feel like a superhero, and with Toptal you get to be one. Finally you'll get to choose the projects and technologies that make your heart vibrate. You'll enjoy your work with respected clients while having full confidence that Toptal will handle all the rest.

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.

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