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Matthew C. Dewey

Freelance Realtime Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 23, 2023

Matthew is a seasoned team leader, developer, and architect with 20+ years in C, C++, and Python, focusing on video production and backup storage. An expert in embedded systems, IoT, real-time and performance-driven systems, he excels across the software stack. Having led remote teams of two to 50+ members, Matthew boasts a deep knowledge of storage systems, fault-tolerance, and cloud development, relishing challenges in development, architecture, and team management.

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Krzysztof Kobus

Freelance Realtime Developer
United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since May 11, 2022

Krzysztof is an experienced chief technology officer (CTO), software architect, and developer with 25 years of experience. He has held executive roles in large public companies and startups across the television, visualization, automotive, IoT, and healthcare industries. Krzysztof is a top expert in real-time systems, real-time 3D graphics, and designing sophisticated IT architectures as modular, maintainable systems.

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Geoffrey Paul

Freelance Realtime Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since April 16, 2020

Geoffrey is a Linux developer with extensive expertise in modeling and simulation, supporting the US Army and Missile Defense Agency. He specializes in developing real-time software for high-performance, scientific computing. He has written software scaling from low-end desktops and 8-core workstations to high-powered servers with hundreds of cores.

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A. Rosa Castillo, PhD

Freelance Realtime Developer
SpainToptal Member Since September 29, 2022

Rosa is a full-stack developer and data scientist with a PhD, solid research skills, and extensive software engineering experience. Combining the academy and industry approaches to data sciences, she can contribute to the whole data pipeline—from exploratory data analysis to prototyping and production. Rosa has also efficiently worked on projects across different countries using her professional English, Italian, German, and Spanish proficiency.

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Peter Wilks

Freelance Realtime Developer
GermanyToptal Member Since December 8, 2020

Dr. Wilks is a senior software engineer, with vast experience, particularly in the automotive ECU domain. He has worked in most stages of the product life cycle, including contract tender and negotiation, project management, product architectural design, electronic and software development. He has successfully worked in international environments in the UK, Germany, and Hong Kong. He is familiar with automotive development for ASIL-D components, compliant with ISO-26262.

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Saban Kocal

Freelance Realtime Developer
GermanyToptal Member Since May 31, 2023

Saban, an Embedded Software & FPGA Engineer since 2005, specializes in systems with FPGA, ADC, and DAC. He excels in Embedded Linux, Yocto-based Petalinux, and Bare Metal (No-OS) CPUs. Saban develops robust software solutions and is proficient in C and Modern C++ (11, 14, 17). His FPGA expertise extends to Verilog and VHDL, including simulation. Saban possesses deep knowledge of communication protocols such as PCIe, SFP+, I2C, SPI, JTAG, UART, and 1-Wire.

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Derrick Boden

Freelance Realtime Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since October 1, 2019

Derrick is a senior-level developer and architect with 17 years of professional experience. He has developed acclaimed software for major corporate and government clients including Comic-Con International, Microsoft, and Callaway Golf. Derrick has full-stack experience in all modern web and mobile platforms, advanced data visualizations, interactive media, and responsive user interfaces. He has brought success to teams of all sizes.

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Andreas Kater

Freelance Realtime Developer
United KingdomToptal Member Since October 25, 2018

Andreas is an experienced full-stack developer with a focus on Node.js and React. He has been the COO of three tech start-ups in London, most recently for an NLP consultancy partnered with Google Cloud Platform and Twilio. Andreas has also been a management consultant which gives him a lot of experience in senior stakeholder management. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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David Medina Godoy

Freelance Realtime Developer
SpainToptal Member Since June 27, 2022

David is a results-driven back-end engineer with a strong foundation in computer science and a proven track record in developing robust and scalable applications. He is an AWS Developer Associate experienced in a wide range of technologies and programming languages. David is a highly collaborative team player dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions.

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Kayhan Swarup

Freelance Realtime Developer
BangladeshToptal Member Since June 10, 2022

Kayhan is a senior Android developer with 4+ years of experience. He built ride-sharing, voice recorder, and eCommerce applications that include features like real-time location sharing, Google map implementation, time-sensitive push notifications like incoming calls, and chat interfaces. Kayhan specializes in native Android and can build all kinds of apps on Android.

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Ronen Elster

Freelance Realtime Developer
IsraelToptal Member Since April 29, 2021

Ronen is a front-end developer with a decade of experience. He has developed cross-browser support for unsupported browsers up to IE9 enabled for JavaScript and CSS, led massive refactor projects of legacy web applications that used outdated technologies, and created pixel-perfect websites based on PSD designs. He focuses on optimization and looks for where code might break down. Ronen has published native mobile apps to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and enjoys mentoring developers.

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Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a startup, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace

CEO & Co-Founder

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.

Paul Fenley

Director

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

CEO

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

Co-Founder

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

Principal

How to Hire Realtime Developers Through Toptal

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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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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Realtime developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Realtime developers different?

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

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

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Realtime 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

    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.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

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

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