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David Akopov

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since January 1, 2020

David is a software engineer coming from a low-level development background coupled with high-performance algorithms working with C/C++, Python/Bash scripting, and network protocols mainly on the Linux platform. David worked on a full lifecycle project, building a custom network router with software-defined networking features and BSP for video streaming units.

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Solomon Kefene

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since February 27, 2023

Solomon is a senior MuleSoft developer with a decade of professional experience in the IT industry, including more than seven years of MuleSoft integration experience in building RESTful APIs, such as System APIs, Process APIs, and Experience APIs. He has also worked on the software development lifecycle (SDLC), including requirement analysis, design, development, and testing of software applications. Solomon will be a great addition to any team.

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Piotr Srebrny

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since November 21, 2022

Piotr is a passionate developer with a decade-long experience who can quickly comprehend new technologies and build reliable and elegant solutions. His broad background spanning various domains enables him to design systems holistically, taking all aspects into account. Piotr is a clear and straightforward communicator, always first listening until he understands the challenge and the needs with the sole goal of delivering excellent results.

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Dmitry Demin

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since February 16, 2022

Dmitry is a software engineer and data scientist with over 20 years of experience. Skilled in many technologies, programming languages, and frameworks, Dmitry has been using C, C++, Rust, JavaScript, and TypeScript with Node.js, React, and Vue. He excels with PostgreSQL, PostGIS, and Microsoft SQL Server databases. Dmitry loves to solve interesting tasks and create products that benefit its users.

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Sean Austin Critica

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since March 26, 2018

Sean has over a decade of experience as a software and network engineer working with both small startups as well as large multinationals. He possesses a wide range of skills from networking, system administration, software development, and test automation. Sean joined Toptal to find work that values innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit—projects that involve more research and thinking than routine development work.

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Andy Potanin

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since February 9, 2018

Starting in the elite 0656 Tactical Data group, Andy collaborated with Marine Recon and Navy SEALs on secure, real-time data solutions. Transitioning to tech, he founded a software company that scaled to millions of users. He led digitization projects for Apple and Blackboard and transformed Transact into a cloud-native powerhouse, processing $65 billion annually. Andy's expertise in cloud security and digital logistics sets him apart as a tech leader.

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Sergio Correia

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since March 28, 2019

Sergio has over a decade of experience in software development and holds a master's degree in computer science. He has extensive experience with scripting and Go and C/C++ in Linux environments including contributions to key open source projects such as the Linux kernel, the Go language, and the WebKit rendering engine. Sergio is also quite knowledgable in networking, multithreaded programming, profiling, and debugging.

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Attila Kis

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since April 10, 2016

Attila is a senior software engineer with substantial full-stack development experience. His passion is creating scalable services, always prioritizing user satisfaction and comfort. Attila has worked with international teams for years, mostly with Node.js technologies, relational and non-relational databases. His experience in maintaining customer relationships and managing development teams makes him an integral part of any team.

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Christian Fernandez

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since May 17, 2021

Chris is a pioneer in ethical hacking and a Linux systems engineer with multiple certifications and 22 years of experience. He is well-known in ethical hacking and open source communities and mentioned in books and documentaries. Chris was adding, securing, and auditing networks, servers, and systems before security engineers and DevSecOps existed. His expertise includes network protocols, low-level programming languages like C and Go, Ruby and Python scripts, and many cloud and systems tools.

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Evgeni Tsvetanov

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
Toptal Member Since September 20, 2021

Evgeni is a full-stack developer and network engineer with a decade of experience. He has worked in ISP and mobile carrier enterprises and on products operating across the globe, such as the Facebook network, Cisco and other ISP networks, web security, and cryptocurrency. Evgeni's experience includes all technical aspects of software development and the systems behind well-functioning products, including the user interface, servers, network, cloud, algorithms, and architecture.

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Michael Harvey

Freelance Network Protocols Developer
United States
Toptal Member Since May 11, 2023

Mike is a senior developer with three decades of experience building software for embedded systems and cloud platforms, including more than 15 years at Intel. He has substantial experience with Linux, C, C++, Python, and Java and has worked with media technologies, networking, eCommerce, and payments. Mike is an experienced technical lead.

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  • How are Toptal Network Protocols developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Network Protocols developers 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 Network Protocols developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

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

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