Choose from a constant stream of top Node.js jobs while staying flexible as a freelancer.

At Toptal, you get to work on complex Node.js projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a Toptaler, you can 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
    At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and J.P. Morgan and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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:

Nam Nguyen
Jersey City, NJ, United States
Nam is a full-stack web developer with proficiency in both Node.js and .NET. Interviewers describe him as punctual and pleasant with excellent programming instincts. He strongly believes that a complete code should not just work, but also be clean and maintainable. Read more
Tomislav Capan
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 past experience in C#, Java, and Ruby. He is an agile Kanban practitioner who loves to collaborate on development projects. Read more
Zlatko Duric
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Zlatko is an experienced Alfresco and JavaScript developer. He is focused on full-stack JavaScript web development (Node.js back-end and AngularJS front-end), and he has excellent knowledge and experience with the Alfresco document management architecture. Read more
Daniel Lauzon
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Daniel is a a technology enthusiast and a very proficient programmer. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Theory, and an M.Sc. in Mathematics. He has also built a successful enterprise software company. Read more
Rowan Mansel Crawford
New Zealand
Rowan is a full stack web developer focusing on JavaScript. After his experience as a pharmacist, he has mostly worked in healthcare, creating systems for hospitals and community health workers. His hobby is Open Government, and he administers the New Zealand Freedom of Information site, fyi.org.nz. Read more
Alejandro Hernandez
Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Alejandro got his bachelor's degree in software engineering in 2005 and has since been working for software companies of all sizes from all around the globe as a freelancer. Currently, he enjoys working as a full-stack architect in JavaScript projects, where his experience and his deep understanding of architecture and theory are most impactful. Read more
Tim Cools
Antwerp, Belgium
Tim is a passionate developer with 14+ years of experience in a broad range of Software Development projects, and with a strong focus on productivity and quality. He looks at Software Development as a craft, and constantly works on improving his own skills. As a technical leader he loves to share his knowledge with others and to help teams take the quality of the developed software to the next level. He strongly believes in leading by example. Read more
Juraj Gemic
Zagreb, Croatia
A talented freelance software developer with over 10 years of experience, Juraj has spent most of his career working in Java, PHP, JavaScript and .NET. Lately, he's focused primarily on JavaScript development and has worked on some exciting projects using the AngularJS framework. Read more
Carlos Guerreiro
Espoo, Finland
Carlos is an exceptional data generalist who brings a vast amount of experience in the design, implementation, and validation of data-intensive systems to all of his projects, along with deep expertise in machine learning and real-time stream processing. Read more
Victor Tyutyunov
Kiev, Ukraine
Victor is a successful lead engineer with extensive experience in the development of high-loaded distributed systems, data processing, and data analysis. 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.
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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.

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 engineers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
23
Nov
Berlin
Germany

We invite you to join Berlin Top Talks, lightning round presentations where speakers give a five-minute talk on a themed subject, then answer three minutes of Q&A.

Berlin Top Talks will be taking place on November 23rd at WeWork Sony Center, from 7:00 PM. The event’s theme is directed toward freelancers and speakers who will discuss achieving work and life balance.

This event is open to all current and prospective members of the Toptal community, so feel free to come and bring a guest if you think they would enjoy meeting other local designers, developers, and finance experts.

Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate head count. If you have any questions, please contact the event organzier, Vera Perunicic.

23
Nov
Kiev
Ukraine

On November 23rd, we are partnering with KyivJS, a group of JavaScript developers who get together to share their knowledge and discuss new frameworks and the future of JS.

Talks:
- Ines Avdić Zekić, Toptal - How freelancing and remote work are changing the world
- Mark Orel - East or West, remote is best
- Yuriy Yarosh - Psylance: the dark side of freelancing

The meetup will be a great opportunity to meet fellow developers in the area, as well as Toptal’s core team members who are in town. Ines Avdić-Zekić, Toptal’s Technical Sourcer, and Damir Zekić, Team Lead at Toptal, will both be there.

The event begins at 7:00 PM at the Wix Office. For more information, please see the event website.

23
Nov
Kiev
Ukraine

We’re organizing a networking event for the Kiev Toptal Community on November 23rd. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other Toptalers from all over the world, share experiences, and have some fun while enjoying good company.

This is also a great opportunity to meet some core team members who are in town like Ines Avdić-Zekić, Technical Sourcer at Toptal, and Asia Lindsay, Toptal’s Europe Community Lead.

Join us at This is Pivbar, starting from 7:00 PM.

Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate head count. For questions regarding this event, please contact the event organizer, Asia Lindsay.

24
Nov
Guadalajara
Mexico

On November 24th, we’re proud to be partnering with Centraal Bosch in Guadalajara to organize a Toptal Coworking Day. Come join us for a day of working on Toptal client work, personal projects, or anything in between.

If you happen to be in the area that day, make sure to drop by between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM and say hello. It will be a great opportunity to meet Toptalers who are in town for UX Digital Summit like Victoria Marafetti, Toptal’s Latin America Community Lead, and our Community Leader from Guadalajara, Mariana Garcia.

Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate head count. For questions regarding the event, please contact the event organizer, Mariana Garcia.

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.
Vignes Aruljothi
Freelance Sofware Engineer
Implementing Serverless Node.js Functions Using Google Cloud
Serverless computing is an architecture style in which the code is executed in a cloud platform where we don’t need to worry about the hardware and software setup, security, performance, and CPU idle time costs. It's an advancement of cloud computing that goes beyond infrastructure that abstracts the software environment as well. It means no configuration is required to run the code.
Brad Peabody
Developer
Server-side I/O Performance: Node vs. PHP vs. Java vs. Go
Understanding the Input/Output (I/O) model of your application can mean the difference between an application that deals with the load it is subjected to, and one that crumples in the face of real-world uses cases. Perhaps while your application is small and does not serve high loads, it may matter far less. But as your application’s traffic load increases, working with the wrong I/O model can get you into a world of hurt.
Luka Blažecki
Freelance Software Engineer
A Node.js Guide to Actually Doing Integration Tests
Your software isn’t fully tested until you write integration tests for it. While unit tests help ensure that functions are properly written, integration tests help ensure that the system is working properly as a whole. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Luka Blažecki uses Node.js to explain why integration testing is important for every development platform and how to write clean, composable integration tests.
Luka Blažecki
Freelance Software Engineer
A Node.js Guide to Actually Doing Integration Tests
Your software isn’t fully tested until you write integration tests for it. While unit tests help ensure that functions are properly written, integration tests help ensure that the system is working properly as a whole. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Luka Blažecki uses Node.js to explain why integration testing is important for every development platform and how to write clean, composable integration tests.

Why do top Node.js experts join Toptal?

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.
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.

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.