Choose from a constant stream of top Scala jobs while staying flexible as a freelancer.

At Toptal, you get to work on complex Scala projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a Toptaler, you can design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.
Hiring Scala developers? Learn more about Toptal.

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
    At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and J.P. Morgan and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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:

Matt Hicks
Norman, OK, United States
Matt is a top architect and developer who has architected, developed, and maintained systems and software applications with companies large and small around the world. He has extensive experience with web, mobile, desktop, and even game development. Read more
Pablo Lalloni
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pablo is an architect and developer with extensive experience in a wide range of techniques and technologies and a strong ability to understand and solve problems efficiently while keeping in mind the big picture. He consistently achieves very high quality and has successfully led several projects with small teams. Read more
Mikhail Selivanov
Solna, Sweden
Mikhail has extensive experience working as a back-end programmer and has completed numerous successful projects. He has been responsible for every part of the development process, including the implementation of business logic, performance tuning, writing deployment scripts, and more. Read more
Pavel Tiunov
Moscow, Russia
Pavel is a team leader and developer who has designed and developed many OLTP and OLAP systems for state authorities of the Russian Federation. Read more
Michael Truog
Seattle, WA, United States
Michael is a top architect, engineer, developer, and entrepreneur with a proven ability to develop efficient, scalable, and fault-tolerant server solutions for complex problems. He has extensive experience and skills with all levels of software and architecture. Read more
Wojciech Langiewicz
Wrocław, Poland
Wojciech is an engineer working with a small company and managing a variety of responsibilities. He has worked extensively with Hadoop to develop large warehouses and provide analysis/reporting services to other parts of companies. At the moment, he is focusing on Scala (server side), Android, and Bitcoin. Read more
Gianmario Spacagna
London, United Kingdom
Mid-Senior Data Engineer with proven experience in designing and building large, scalable analysis frameworks over the Hadoop data stack. A Java/Scala specialist contributing as both individual developer and/or project leader. Read more
Filipe Regadas
Porto, Portugal
I'm an adaptable team player with good communication skills. I am an excellent learner, I love to tinker with and learning about new stuff. I'm always focused on finding the solution. Read more
Vinny Miana
São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Vinicius 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. Read more
Paulo Renato Campos de Siqueira
Paulo is a passionate developer who found in Scala a chance to leverage years of experience with Java: beginning his career as a web-based Java developer, Paulo discovered Scala a few years ago and, since then, has been expanding his capabilities (and portfolio) with every passing project. 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.
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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.

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 engineers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
Rio de Janeiro

We’re hosting a dinner for the Rio Toptal Community and our guests on January 22nd, 2017.

Join us at Outback Casa & Gourmet, starting at 7:00 PM, and meet Toptalers from the Finance, Design, and Developer fields along with Igor Santos, our Community leader from Rio.

Please RSVP on this page to give us an accurate head count. For questions regarding this event, please contact the event organizer, Igor Santos.


You’re invited to join Garage48, British Embassy, and Startup Estonia for a very important gathering: the Idea Garage Cyber Security meeting, January 23rd in Vilnius.

Idea Garage Cyber Security will bring together people from many different fields: data scientists, cybersecurity experts, data protection professionals, designers, developers, marketers, and project managers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the United Kingdom. All these experts will come together to brainstorm on security and technology, and to prepare ideas and challenges for a region-wide hackathon in Spring 2018.

Vidmantas Kabošiš, Engineering Manager at Toptal, will be on site and participating. Make sure you join us for this exciting event if you want to hear more about Toptal.

The event begins at 9 AM at Rise Vilnius. For more information, please visit the event posting.


On January 25th, we are partnering with Rubyslava, a group of local Ruby developers who get together to share their knowledge and experience.

Peter Dulačka, Denník N: Open source development at Dennik N
Kubo Motýľ, BuffPanel: A Big(Query) frog in a small pond.

The meetup will be a great opportunity to meet fellow developers in the area as well as the event organizer, Jano Suchal, a Toptal developer.

The event begins at 7:00 PM at Nervosa. For more information, please see the event website.


The First Annual Investors’ Conference on Greek & Cypriot NPLS takes place January 29th in Athens.

This high-level conference will bring together key government entities with bank sellers, loan investors, investment banking teams, and industry experts. The goal is to address solutions to the €130+ billion in outstanding non-performing loans and to facilitate the establishment of a robust secondary market and creative capital markets solutions for restoring bank balance sheets to health.

Solon Molho, a Toptal finance expert and contributor to The Economist Intelligence Unit, will be one of the participants in a discussion titled “Overview of the State of Greek and Cypriot Banking”, starting at 9:30 AM.

The event begins at 9:00 AM at InterContinental Athenium Athens. For more information, please see the event website.

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.
Michele Sciabarra
Freelance Software Engineer
Scaling Scala: How to Dockerize Using Kubernetes
Are you a Scala developer hoping to scale your application in the cloud? If so, meet Kubernetes, a cluster manager for Docker applications. Developed by Google, it's the latest in new open source tools making major waves. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Michele Sciabarra guides us through a step-by-step tutorial on how to take a generic Scala application and implement Kubernetes and Docker to launch multiple instances of the application.
Sergey Reznick
Freelance Software Engineer
Get Your Hands Dirty With Scala JVM Bytecode
The Scala language has continued to gain popularity over the last several years, thanks to its excellent combination of functional and object-oriented software development principles, and its implementation on top of the proven Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Creating a language that compiles to Java bytecode requires a deep understanding of the inner workings of the Java Virtual Machine. To appreciate what Scala's developers have accomplished, it is necessary to go under the hood, and explore how Scala's source code is interpreted by the compiler to produce efficient and effective JVM bytecode.
Michele Sciabarra
Freelance Software Engineer
Using Scala.js With NPM And Browserify
Today, writing applications in languages that compile to JavaScript is a very common practice. Scala developers, for example, can use Scala.js and have the same language for both the server and the client. That said, Scala's compiler and standard dependency management tools are too limiting in the modern JavaScript world. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Michele Sciabarra shows us how to integrate Scala.js with the plethora of JavaScript modules available on NPM, using tools like Browserify, and explains how to do this without even having to install Node.js.
Michele Sciabarra
Freelance Software Engineer
Developing for the Cloud in the Cloud: BigData Development with Docker in AWS
More and more people are moving their work from desktop applications to the cloud using an equivalent online web application. However, this has unfortunately not been true for software development IDEs. Although there have been some attempts to provide an online IDE, they have not come anywhere close to traditional IDEs. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Michele Sciabarra guides us on how to build a cloud-based development environment for Scala and big data applications, with the help of Docker in Amazon AWS.

Why do top Scala experts join Toptal?

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.
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.
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.

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.