Freelance Node.js jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance Node.js jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Full Stack Node.js Developer, Developer, or Platform Developer, 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 Node.js 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 Node.js community:

Jamie Arkin

New York, NY, United States

Jamie is a front-end developer who thoroughly enjoys good design and efficiency. She has a career of working with WordPress, React, SASS... Read More

Justin Michela

Boston, MA, United States

Justin is a technical professional with a passion for learning and 15+ years of experience leading teams to build enterprise-grade distr... Read More

Benjamin Kuker

Langley, BC, Canada

Benjamin is a solid developer with career highlights of working as a senior full-stack developer for a big data analytics startup, a pay... Read More

Davor Badrov

Zagreb, Croatia

Davor is a full-stack engineer with six years of professional experience working on enterprise and startup projects. He's passionate abo... Read More

Abdelhamid Attaby

New Cairo City, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Abdelhamid is a professional software engineer with 10+ years of experience. A former team leader and CTO of Coligo Technologies. He hol... Read More

Nicolas Mazza

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nicolas is a senior UI/UX designer and web developer with over 16 years of experience working in the full cycle of development and deplo... Read More

Sergej Kurbanov

Prague, Czech Republic

With a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Sergej knows what it takes to come up with solutions to complex problems and then solve th... Read More

Jayen Ashar

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jayen is a JavaScript expert and a technical executive (typically acting as the CTO) of multiple Australian startups with 20+ years of d... Read More

Papuna Gagnidze

Rustavi, Georgia

Papuna is a QA automation/DevOps engineer with Linux system administration and network engineering background. He has experience as a te... Read More

Tommaso Resti

Barcelona, Spain

In 2005, Tommaso started his career as a software engineer and then made the leap to mobile development in 2011 which linked the two wor... Read More

Ahmad Soliman

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Starting as a Google intern, Ahmad has been leading the development of B2B services and admin apps since 2015. On projects, he typically... Read More

See 3 typical Node.js jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

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

Full-stack Node.js Developer
Node.js, React, RESTful API

We are a medium-sized biotech company looking to move our existing web platforms to Node.js from Rails. We are looking for a highly experienced full-stack Node.js developer with hands-on experience in RESTful API integrations as well as implementing responsive web UIs. Our workflow follows the standard agile methodology. However, excellent communication skills and openness to receiving feedback is highly desired.

Developer for Travel Marketplace
Node.js, MongoDB, Angular, AWS

We are a successful late-stage startup building a travel marketplace. We're looking for a full-stack Node.js developer to develop a third-party API driven search application. The app will require payment gateway and affiliate marketing integration. We're a small but energetic team and are excited to bring someone onto the project who can bring this application over the finish line.

Social E-Commerce Platform Developer
Node.js, Amazon Web Services, Google Maps API

We are a startup looking for a full-stack developer to build a location-based e-commerce marketplace. Ideally, the developer we work with will have experience with Google Maps APIs, Amazon Web Services, and payment gateway integration. Our goal is to deliver a fully-featured, polished product that we can take to market right away.

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:
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Bridgestone has worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their global team.
Duolingo trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
USC hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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Cleveland Cavaliers 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 Node.js 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 Node.js developers.

Why do top Node.js experts join Toptal?

Brandon Parise

Founder, Director of Software Engineering
Charlotte, NC, United States

Brandon has over 15 years of professional experience in software engineering, digital marketing, and technical consulting. He has extensive experience across numerous programming languages and open source technologies. He is an effective communicator with a high business acumen and a passion for solving challenging business problems.

The best client is one that clearly states the problem and puts you in the driver's seat to find a solution. As a Node.js engineer, Toptal continually provides me with top-shelf clients that leverage my skills in a fun and challenging environment. It is comforting to see my Toptal clients wholly understand the benefits of a Node.js stack and put their unconditional trust in me to solve their problems.

Tomislav Capan

Full-stack Node.js Developer
Zagreb, Croatia

Tomislav is a software engineer, technical consultant, and architect with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in full-stack, highly scalable, real-time JavaScript and Node.js applications, with experience in C#, Java, and Ruby. He is an agile Kanban practitioner who loves to collaborate on development projects.

Node.js has a special place in the programming world since it is not always the right fit for every project but does offer unique advantages when utilized. Connecting with businesses who fully make use of the advantages of Node.js has always been challenging. With Toptal, there are so many opportunities to find the perfect match of technical challenges on a project, as well as the ability to positively impact a client’s business and feel like I am making a difference.

Jared Ramirez

Full-stack Engineer
Fayetteville, AR, United States

Jared has three years of experience working in front-end development, primarily JavaScript with React/Redux and Angular (and recently Elm!). He also builds servers with Node.js, Golang, and Elixir. Jared is continually learning about new coding paradigms and styles to always stay up to date and is an excellent communicator who works quickly and efficiently.

Working on Node.js projects is always interesting because it is such a versatile tool. Thanks to the vast number and diversity of clients that choose Toptal, I have my pick of some of the most interesting and innovative projects around. By working on such jobs, I am always expanding my knowledge base, and delivering a great product.

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.