Freelance Python jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance Python jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former Expert Python Developer, Python Engineer, or Backend 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.

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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 Python community:

Konstantin Kanishchev

St Genis Poully, France

Konstantin is a Theoretical Physicist with a strong background in C++, Python, and JavaScript programming. With deep experience in resea... Read More

Maximilian Hopf

London, United Kingdom

Max is a data science and machine learning expert specializing in deep learning and natural language processing. He has helped to build ... Read More

Branislav Jovanovic

Oslo, Norway

Branislav is a highly-skilled, enthusiastic developer. He is hard-working, possesses extensive problem-solving skills, and loves impleme... Read More

Tadej Slamic

Oslo, Norway

With over a decade in the software industry, Tadej has helped startups launch their first product, assisted FTSE100 enterprises with dig... Read More

Abdelhamid Attaby

New Cairo City, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

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

Yoni Levy

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Yoni fell in love with programming at the age of 11, and now he doesn't know how to stop. He started his professional career with C++ an... Read More

Luigi Crispo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Luigi is a seasoned devops and leadership specialist with over two decades of professional experience in a variety of environments. He i... Read More

Stephen Attard

Haz-Zebbug, Malta

​Stephen is passionate about open source technology with a focus on building code-defined test-driven developer tooling in AWS. He began... 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

Bogdan Andrei-Teodor

Bucharest, Romania

Bogdan is a software engineer who’s worked in the game development industry for over the past several years. He started his career in C+... Read More

Andreas Bollig

Hilden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

With a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and extensive experience in building machine learning applications, Andreas spans the entire AI v... Read More

See 3 typical Python jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

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

Expert Python Developer
Python, Linux, Shell, Docker

We are a Series B-funded startup in hypergrowth phase. To help us scale further, we are looking for a highly experienced Python developer to work alongside our DevOps team and help us write scripts in Python that would facilitate our custom usage of various automation tools.

Python Engineer
Python, Scrapy, NLTK

We are a national retailer currently expanding our data analytics efforts. To help us streamline our data processing pipeline, we are looking to hire a Python engineer with experience working with cross-functional teams.

Backend Developer
Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Celery, Redis

We are a startup building a B2C-oriented product that is in the early stages of adoption on the market. Our backend is build with Python and Django and we are looking to expand our small team with another backend developer who will help us push the roadmap forward.

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:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp 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 Python 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 Python developers.

Why do top Python experts join Toptal?

Luke Sapan

Senior Systems Administrator
Scarborough, ME

Luke is an efficient and passionate Software Engineer with more than 14 years of programming experience. He has excelled in leadership positions but is also great with solo projects. Luke loves full-stack web development and his recent projects exemplify this in the field of administration.

Toptal has been a breath of fresh air for finding exciting projects. There’s never a shortage of unique Python opportunities, whether it's building a complex Django application, or creating data science tools. Aside from stack, one of the best aspects are the people I get to work with. All of the recruiters and clients are genuinely great people. After four successful projects, I can definitely recommend Toptal for fun and engaging jobs.

Nikola Tanković

Lecturer in Computer Science
Croatia

Nikola is a distributed applications architect, researcher, and software engineer. As a university lecturer and post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in computer science, he has a strong analytical approach to problem solving. His communication and coordination skills were developed throughout a six-year CTO and consultancy stint in various software engineering projects from diverse business domains.

Evolving software right is tough work, but doing it with Python makes it fun. It comes with batteries included so you can experiment and gain insights fast. With Python you feel like a superhero, and with Toptal you get to be one. Finally you'll get to choose the projects and technologies that make your heart vibrate. You'll enjoy your work with respected clients while having full confidence that Toptal will handle all the rest.

Radek Nováček

Full-stack Developer
Czech Republic

Radek is a full-stack software developer with over ten years of experience with various programming languages and technologies. His expertise ranges from development of low-level operating system management tools, databases, and back-ends for information systems to desktop, mobile, and web apps.

Python is one of most versatile languages out there. Toptal offers opportunities in a full range of Python projects and provided me with jobs that match my area of expertise while allowing me to extend my skillset further. Toptal really eased the burden of searching for new clients, making the process as streamlined as possible.

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.