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Michael Foss

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since December 2, 2019

Michael focuses on React and modern JavaScript/TypeScript frameworks and has spent time in full-stack roles using Node.js servers for top-tier international companies. With his fantastic communication and leadership skills, he has led teams of developers from 2-10. His most attractive attribute is his attention to detail, followed closely by his demand for quality. Michael has significant experience working in the fashion and beauty industry, as well as with fintech companies.

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Eugene Mikhalev

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
SerbiaToptal Member Since June 20, 2022

Eugene has over 10 years of experience in software engineering, specializing in Go, microservices, and high-load development. He has worked with enterprise-level companies such as Lazada and Alibaba and leading Russian IT companies Ozon and Mailru. Eugene has also worked for European companies like Westwing, one of the Rocket Internet startup projects.

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Alexa Green

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since May 10, 2019

Alexa has over 15 years of experience in designing and developing websites. She focuses on WordPress, Shopify, and React to create a variety of projects, from simple landing pages to sophisticated storefronts and progressive web apps. She has been called a “mad scientist,” but don’t worry; she has lovingly left the purple comic sans and lime green backgrounds in the past.

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Tomas Casas

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
ArgentinaToptal Member Since December 20, 2013

Tomas is a software engineer with a passion for problem-solving. He's had the opportunity to work with OOO and functional paradigms. For the last 15 years, Tomas has been doing web applications using PHP and JavaScript. He then focused on JavaScript for SPA and moving and redesigning a React SPA using ClojureScript. He has been a contractor for US-based companies, corporations, and startups for over 10 years.

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Thanga Senthil Rajan Vivakaran

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
New ZealandToptal Member Since October 19, 2021

Raj is a full-stack developer and team leader with over ten years of experience in PHP, JavaScript (jQuery and Angular), SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL), HTML, and CSS. He has extensive experience building web applications using several PHP frameworks and content management systems, including SilverStripe, Drupal, and WordPress. Raj upgrades his skills constantly by quickly learning and embracing new technologies.

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Kuba Werłos

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
PolandToptal Member Since August 29, 2022

Kuba has more than a decade of experience in PHP and relational databases. He has mainly built applications on the back end, from small startups to large and high-traffic projects. Kuba has worked as an independent developer and a team member and is currently freelancing to get an opportunity to work closely with changing business demands. Kuba is looking for a project where he will be able to help improve applications in various aspects, including features, performance, quality, and security.

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Elvira Sheina

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
UzbekistanToptal Member Since December 9, 2015

Elvira is a senior software engineer with nearly 15 years of experience in full-stack web development and automation. Her main focus is on helping businesses to grow by leveraging new technologies and proven solutions alike. She is a dedicated, efficient individual with strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

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Davi Busanello

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
BrazilToptal Member Since March 31, 2023

Davi is a senior software engineer with over 12 years of experience and a knack for solving problems. He specializes in Node.js, Ruby on Rails, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, GCP, AWS, Kafka, Redis, Sidekiq, and related technologies. He has worked in various businesses and is highly motivated to grow his knowledge in the most diverse areas. Davi has also led technical initiatives, designed fault-tolerant systems, performed interviews, and mentored teams through tech talks and workshops.

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Lukasz Reszczynski

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
SwedenToptal Member Since September 21, 2020

Lukasz is a UK-educated full-stack web application developer who has authored papers and patents in his field. Trained in computational astrophysics and bioinformatics, he has over a decade of experience developing enterprise software applications. All in all, Lukasz excels at turning a client's vision into reality.

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Marc André Audet

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since November 3, 2017

Marc has been programming since the age of 11, starting with HTML4 and PHP. He has since learned many programming languages including XHTML/CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, C#, C, C++, Java, Python, and many more. Marc specializes in PHP and has the ability to build and understand complex software architectures.

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Tomek Grzechowski

Freelance PHP 5 Developer
PolandToptal Member Since July 14, 2021

Tomek sold his first software 24 years ago. It was a program written in Pascal with both text and graphical UI, enabling electrical engineers to double-check some calculations and drawings. The software was used for the next 15 years. For the last 25 years, Tomek has been an active full-stack programmer, constantly learning new markets and technologies. His experience varies in consulting, programming, management, leading teams, and managing a small company as a co-owner and CTO.

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I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

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The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller


Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

Jason Kulik


As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

Stuart Pocknee


How to Hire PHP 5 Developers Through Toptal


Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right PHP 5 developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new PHP 5 developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.


  • How are Toptal PHP 5 developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our PHP 5 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 PHP 5 developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a PHP 5 developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal PHP 5 developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your PHP 5 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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    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

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