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Bogdan Baba

Freelance Puppet Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since May 10, 2021

Bogdan is a senior Linux system administrator, DevOps engineer, and IT department leader with 15+ years of experience. He specializes in storage, servers, Puppet, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, and AWS, and he has worked in the apparel, fashion, and cryptocurrency industries.

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Eslam Elhusseiny

Freelance Puppet Engineer
United KingdomToptal Member Since March 5, 2018

Eslam is a DevOps engineer with over six years of experience in systems engineering, DevOps, configuration management, cluster management, and cloud computing. He is knowledgable in the design and implementation of high-available, and scalable systems, AWS, Docker, and distributed/clustered systems management.

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Mamta Yadlpalli

Freelance Puppet Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since July 9, 2020

Mamta is a DevOps and cloud engineer with seven years of experience in on-premise infrastructure and cloud computing. She has expertise in working with AWS and has developed web applications using various JavaScript libraries, HTML, XML, Express.js, Node.js, React, and CSS, deploying them into the cloud platform using Kubernetes and cloud formation templates using Terraform. She has a basic understanding of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and has deployed resources to GCP using Terraform.

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Gustavo Lopes

Freelance Puppet Engineer
PortugalToptal Member Since July 4, 2017

Gustavo is a software developer with DevOps experience which consisted mainly building Puppet modules. He's worked mostly with Java middleware and as a full-stack developer in Rails and Grails projects (Spring MVN and Symfony before). He also contributed to the PHP runtime for ~3 years (C).

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Rajini Karthik

Freelance Puppet Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since December 10, 2020

Rajini is a passionate and highly motivated software developer and an architect with strong experience in building a broad range of software solutions. She has deep expertise from contributions to developing distributed enterprise applications, cloud-native applications, open-source cloud development, and automation of infrastructure and software deployment development projects. Rajini has a strong ability to innovate and lead teams to make an impact while learning from new challenges.

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Zeta Kovacs

Freelance Puppet Engineer
GermanyToptal Member Since February 21, 2024

Zeta is a highly motivated professional who loves to learn new things and thrives on challenges. His extensive IT experience encompasses diverse projects and roles over the years, with a particular focus on cloud computing, infrastructure automation, and security. Zeta prefers coding in Python but also has experience with other languages.

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Roman Gershkovich

Freelance Puppet Engineer
RussiaToptal Member Since July 4, 2019

Roman launched his Linux engineering career at Yandex, one of the leading IT companies in Russia. Since then, he’s worked for several tech businesses—most notably spending two years at Amazon Web Services. Roman's built scalable & reliable infrastructures, worked with bare metal & cloud solutions, maintained Kubernetes, built CI/CD processes in Jenkins & GitLab CI, and implemented infrastructure-as-code automation and testing (Puppet & RSpec).

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Jérémie Lawson

Freelance Puppet Engineer
FranceToptal Member Since August 11, 2022

Jérémie is a Linux system administrator specializing in DevOps. He builds, runs, and maintains projects hosted on the public cloud or on-premises and is an expert in Git repository management, setting up CI/CD pipelines, and creating tools to automate operational tasks. Jérémie has developed ELK clusters, configured Fluentd agents, deployed AWS cloud EC2 instances, and built a Terraform module for a Google Cloud SQL database.

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Talha Habib

Freelance Puppet Engineer
PakistanToptal Member Since March 8, 2022

Talha is a full-stack JavaScript developer with 8+ years of experience. Some of the technologies he worked with include React, Next.js, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Express, Elasticsearch, AWS/GWS, and Google Maps. He's currently working on a rental marketplace called Lighthouse as the lead engineer and engineering manager leading two departments, each with a team of 10 or more people. Talha is in charge of maintaining and upgrading client-facing apps while leading the team goals to the next level.

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Adrian Sandulescu

Freelance Puppet Engineer
RomaniaToptal Member Since July 29, 2019

Adrian has over seven years of experience working with near-petabyte-scale big data applications based on microservices. He also has extensive experience in automating, monitoring, and deploying complex microservice architectures. Adrian is a versatile professional looking forward to his next role.

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Dan Popescu

Freelance Puppet Engineer
RomaniaToptal Member Since December 14, 2020

Dan is a site reliability engineer with experience in large-scale distributed systems focused on automation and systems architecture. He was involved in all aspects of projects, including architecture design, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and features development. He has experience with container and VM ecosystems in both on-premise and public cloud infrastructures. Dan is also experienced with hybrid infrastructures with both Windows and Linux-based environments.

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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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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.

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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 Puppet engineer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

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  • How are Toptal Puppet engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Puppet engineers 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 Puppet engineers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Puppet engineers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Puppet engineer 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.

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    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.

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    Scale as Needed

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

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

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

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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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