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Aliaksei Sheshka

Freelance Network Architect
Canada
Toptal Member Since April 1, 2022

Aliaksei is a network and system automation developer with many years of experience in SRE and network automation, cloud, and on-premise deployments. He has a proven track record in designing and managing complex high availability setups and IP networking using Linux, Kubernetes, SQL, and Go. Aliaksei has been running containerized workloads since 2002.

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Ranli Cruz

Freelance Network Architect
Canada
Toptal Member Since December 2, 2022

Ranli is a graduate of information and communication technology engineering. He is an IT professional with 14+ years of network administration experience offering excellence in network solutions. He provides viable techniques that solve and optimize network requirements and thrives in managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Ranli is also self-motivated, proactive, and customer-oriented, having strong analytical skills and multiple Cisco certifications.

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Kevin He

Freelance Network Architect
New Zealand
Toptal Member Since April 7, 2023

Kevin is a senior network and security consultant with 18 years of experience in environments ranging from large global vendors and Telco to enterprise sectors like banks and government agencies. Skilled in a wide range of products such as Cisco, Juniper, Huawei, F5, Check Point, Palo Alto, and Fortinet. He has a proven track record of design, delivery, and BAU support for large-scale network and security projects. Kevin is Cisco CCIE, Check Point CCSE, and Fortinet NSE4 certified.

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Chigozie Ejeofobiri

Freelance Network Architect
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since November 18, 2022

Chigozie is a network security consultant with over 12 years of experience working with organizations to use technology to support and drive business goals. He has extensive knowledge of network perimeter security, defense-in-depth architectures, zero-trust designs, security operations, system security risk analysis and assessment, and project management. Chigozie is also highly experienced in perimeter security implementation of on-premise and cloud firewalls.

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Paul Wedde

Freelance Network Architect
New Zealand
Toptal Member Since April 11, 2023

Paul has nearly 20 years of experience in diverse network specializations. Both as an employee and a contractor, he has worked for managed service providers, internet service providers, one of the world's largest media conglomerates, and financial service providers. Paul has previously held UK government security clearances, including "Basic," CTC, and SC clearances.

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Wayne Hamilton

Freelance Network Architect
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since February 27, 2024

Wayne is a dynamic network architect and engineer with over 20 years of experience. He has worked on various complex projects within the financial sector, designing and implementing large-scale multi-service network infrastructures. Wayne is continuously refining and updating his technical skills through ongoing research, keeping his abilities at the forefront of the network industry.

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Scott Wedekind

Freelance Network Architect
United States
Toptal Member Since January 4, 2023

Scott is an IT network and security professional experienced in client-facing consulting and security services. Specialized in network security architecture and implementation, including security strategy, LAN and WAN design, firewall, endpoint security, and network management, he is known for his ability to translate complex information for non-technical audiences. Scott is a dedicated leader who uses business-driven security practices to maximize business effectiveness and minimize risk.

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John Barchie

Freelance Network Architect
United States
Toptal Member Since November 2, 2022

As a senior security manager and consultant, John established, implemented, or audited information security in over 150 institutions. As a certified and practicing trusted advisor with a background in cybersecurity and network engineering, John assists companies in optimizing the benefits of information security programs. Specializing in governance, risk, and compliance, John informs organizations how to evaluate, monitor, and direct information security risk.

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Alaa Ahmed

Freelance Network Architect
Palestine
Toptal Member Since February 3, 2021

Ahmed is a highly-skilled cloud, security, and DevOps engineer. He is also a certified network security professional and a talented system and Linux engineer with a solid background in Docker, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and shell scripting. He has the know-how of various cloud service providers, such as Microsoft Azure and AWS. His experiences include implementing vulnerability scanners, DevSecOps tools, enterprise VPN scenarios, and CI/CD pipelines using Azure DevOps and Jenkins.

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Mohammad Smadi

Freelance Network Architect
Saudi Arabia
Toptal Member Since December 3, 2020

With more than 15 years of industry experience, Mohammad is an expert in enterprise environments, cloud and security architecture, hybrid IT environments, and data center management. He has practical involvement in IT project management and is skilled in combining Microsoft and open-source technologies. He is proficient in various technologies such as Azure IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, WAF, Kubernetes, and more. He has work experience with top-tier companies, universities, and government entities.

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Harsh Patel

Freelance Network Architect
Canada
Toptal Member Since November 22, 2022

Harsh has worked in the information technology field for over seven years and has experience in network infrastructure security working for Fortune 500 enterprise IT companies. He takes pride in being a team player with his uncompromising work ethic and determination to learn from every challenge. Harsh's work practices and knowledge have allowed him to rapidly understand and apply new technologies and suggest the best security solutions to clients and stakeholders.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Network architect for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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  • How are Toptal Network architects different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Network architects 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.

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Network architects?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Network architect 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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