Freelance Scala jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance Scala jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former lead Scala engineer, manager, or specialist, 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 Scala community:

Yiğitcan UÇUM

Istanbul, Turkey

Yiğitcan is experienced with both startup and corporate environments. He specializes in back-end technologies, and designing and develop... Read More

Sung Jun Kim

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

As a highly effective technical leader with over 25 years of experience, Andrew specializes in data integration, data conversion, data e... Read More

Leonardo dos Santos Pinheiro

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Leonardo is a data scientist and machine learning engineer with eight years of industry experience across the government, energy markets... Read More

Lucas Vieira

Florianópolis - State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lucas is a full-stack engineer experienced with the latest JavaScript technologies including React, React Native, GraphQL, and TypeScrip... Read More

David Smith

Boulder, CO, United States

David is a developer specializing in big data, back-end services, and full-stack SaaS products–working in various roles in engineering, ... Read More

Anas Md

Gurugram, Haryana, India

Anas is a product-oriented, full-stack web and Android developer. He's worked on almost every conceivable team size and has led his own ... Read More

Justin Michela

Boston, MA, United States

Justin is a technical professional with a passion for learning and 15+ years of experience leading teams to build enterprise-grade distr... Read More

Cosmin Rusu

Lausanne, Switzerland

Cosmin worked at Amazon, Google, and Apple on highly-scalable, distributed systems, and machine learning focused on NLP (Siri team). He ... Read More

Eric Peterson

Culpeper, VA, United States

Eric is a full-stack developer who specializes in creating ambitious UIs. For the past five years, he's been developing in software, wit... Read More

Muhmud Ahmad

Putrajaya, Malaysia

For over the past 20 years, Muhmud has been working with database services, mainly in the UK. He is a specialist in database development... Read More

Mohamed Zenadi

Lyon, France

Mohamed is a dependable and experienced software engineer and a strong academic background in computing and mathematics. He has laid his... Read More

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

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

Scala Engineer
Scala, Functional Programming, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services

As a cutting-edge biotech firm, we're seeking exceptional software developers who love finding clean solutions to hard problems and tackling scale and distributed systems problems. You will have a crucial role in improving and scaling our core product. Ideally, you would have experience in implementing large-scale cloud services.

Full-stack Scala Developer
Scala, MySQL, JavaScript

We have built a platform for on-demand services that help people move. We are looking for a developer to work on all the parts of the platform, including user-facing components and asset management. If you like finding smart solutions where you can deliver a ton of value to users, without necessarily writing thousands of lines of code, we would love to be in touch.

Senior Scala Developer
Scala, SQL, APIs

We are a mid-sized tech startup looking for a Senior Scala Developer with hands-on experience with the Play framework and, ideally, a good understanding of JVM. You will be working as a back-end engineer on a massive platform with millions of daily active users. We are flexible on location. However, daily standups are required.

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:
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Bridgestone has worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their global team.
Duolingo trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
USC hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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Cleveland Cavaliers 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 Scala 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 Scala developers.

Why do top Scala experts join Toptal?

Carlos Eduardo Melo

Lead Software Engineer
Brasília, Brazil

Carlos has over eight years of experience developing enterprise applications. He is experienced with both front- and back-end engineering and specializes in the development of highly scalable applications. He likes to innovate and tackle complex problems.

I fell in love with Scala a few years ago, but due to the limited local demand for projects, I had to stick to the more mainstream technologies. Toptal made it possible for me to connect with top companies all over the world that are using Scala as the core language of their main products.

Vinny Miana

Senior Software Engineer
São Paulo, Brazil

Vinny is a seasoned, capable software architect who is an expert at developing efficient, scalable, and fault-tolerant server solutions for complex problems. He has extensive experience and skills with Agile processes as well as in Java, JEE, and Scala. He also excels at using open source solutions for projects.

I love Scala. It is an elegant language that is very concise, it gives the programmer high productivity, and it also delivers excellent performance. However, it is a niche language and finding projects using Scala by oneself is not easy. Toptal is a fantastic partner and can help anyone looking for exciting Scala projects through the Toptal network.

Pavel Shapkin

Full-Stack Developer
Moscow, Russia

Pavel is an experienced professional with a Ph.D. in computer science. He has a range of professional and research interests, including Scala, Java, .NET (C#), type theory, conceptual modeling, Semantic Web, and more.

A significant part of being a Scala developer is continually advancing your knowledge of software foundations. Toptal gives me the opportunity to adjust the balance between working and self-improvement. And I get to work with some of the world's most exciting companies and teams.

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.