Freelance R jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you’ll work on freelance R jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former R 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.

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 R community:

Sameh Awaida

Montreal, QC, Canada

Sameh is a successful data scientist and assistant professor experienced in computer and electrical engineering with more than 20 journa... Read More

Michael Newlin

Houston, TX, United States

Michael has over 20 years of experience as a professional developer as well as over 15 years of experience as a full-stack web and data ... Read More

Christopher Karvetski

Charlotte, NC, United States

Dr. Karvetski has ten years of experience as a data and decision scientist. He has worked across academia and industry in a variety of t... Read More

Timofey Nevolin

Clarksburg, MD, United States

Timofey is a software architect and developer with proven ability to develop efficient, scalable, and fault-tolerant server solutions fo... Read More

Rauno Viskus

Tallinn, Estonia

Rauno has a math/statistics background by education but software development has been with him for quite some time now (10+ years). He's... Read More

Milos Grubjesic

Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Milos is a senior software developer and data scientist with over a decade and a half of education and experience using machine learning... Read More

Carl Dunham

Providence, RI, United States

Carl has a lifelong passion for building software, systems, and teams. He caught the bug in college, began working with a startup the su... Read More

Chris Pagnutti

Sudbury, ON, Canada

Chris is a versatile developer who can adapt to any technology, methodology, or environment. Able to build full-stack applications from ... Read More

Pavel Vydra

Prague, Czech Republic

Pavel has over a decade of experience in data science and product development, especially focusing on product, project, and process mana... Read More

Romain Thalineau

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania

Romain is a seasoned data scientist and machine learning engineer with a Ph.D. in quantum physics and expertise in Python and the PyData... Read More

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen

Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia

Alejandro holds a PhD in Machine Learning. He has over 8 years of experience developing data science projects in different areas such as... Read More

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

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

R Mentor
R

We are a business consultancy and research & advisory firm with global operations and high-profile partners. We’re looking to hire a mentor to work with us on R programming and help us approach problems in R. The ideal hire has a high level of expertise in R, combined with an interest in teaching or mentoring others.

R Developer
R, Syberia

We are a small consulting agency focusing on risk management for our clients. We are looking to hire an R developer to join our team of mathematicians and work on performance and design optimizations. Specifically, we would like the developer to adapt our code to efficiently use R and review overall design (packages, functions, etc.) for organizational improvements.

R Algorithm Developer
Python, R

We are a digital marketing agency utilizing social media data to bring our clients data-backed insights for marketing campaigns. We are looking for an R developer to create an algorithm for an automated customer segmentation platform. The ideal hire will have experience with Python and is a self-starter as the only programmer within our small team.

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 R 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 R developers.

Why do top R experts join Toptal?

Carlos Arauz Soliz

Full-stack Developer
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

A passionate software engineer. Carlos has proven experience with RESTful APIs in Laravel 5 and high quality/friendly client-side applications in Angular and React. He adheres to the best contemporary software development practices.

At Toptal, you'll have the opportunity to work on challenging projects with enterprise clients, work with latest tools, and improve your skills. You will never get stuck working on boring projects with outdated technologies! As a Toptal developer, I'm grateful to have control over my hours and place of work, and this freedom has allowed me to be able to enjoy my time with my family.

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.