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Zeeshan Bilal

Freelance Security Engineer
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since December 2, 2022

Zeeshan is a cutting-edge technology enthusiast with solid experience and a strong interest in security engineering and architecture in digital transformation projects. He specializes in designing and implementing security controls aligned with various industry standards and frameworks to manage cyber-attack risks in hybrid cloud environments. Zeeshan is also the author of seven research articles shared in notable international security conferences and journals.

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James Chai

Freelance Security Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since April 4, 2024

James is a senior security engineer specializing in security infrastructure systems. His expertise encompasses intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), CyberArk, access control, vulnerability management, and Jamf. A Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), he is known for his quick learning and project management skills. James is proficient in Python and Bash coding and has experience running proof of concepts.

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Ravi Sharma

Freelance Security Engineer
India
Toptal Member Since October 12, 2022

Ravi is a security professional with 10+ years of experience in information security, focusing on integrated security operations, incident management, and intrusion detection. Ravi has hands-on experience in security architecture design, security information and event management (SIEM) technology, security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solutions, DNS security protocol, network behavior anomaly detection (NBAD) technique, advanced persistent threat (APT), and API integration.

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Sonali Johri

Freelance Security Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since September 13, 2023

With five years of experience in cybersecurity, Sonali specializes in managing large projects, Cisco devices, network security, and cyber monitoring. Her skills span server architecture, vulnerability testing, regulatory compliance, VPNs, and firewalls. She excels in interdisciplinary teamwork, thrives in high-pressure settings, and has strong problem-solving acumen. Sonali's dedication to cyber monitoring and innovative security solutions positions her to drive impactful contributions.

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Krishna Prasad

Freelance Security Engineer
Canada
Toptal Member Since December 13, 2022

Krishna is a full-stack security engineer and cloud security architect with 15 years of experience in the IT sector and 10+ years of experience in multi-cloud security, DevSecOps, and security architecture domains. Krishna is ready to handle any number of issues and give solutions that get results.

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Onkar Jog

Freelance Security Engineer
Canada
Toptal Member Since December 30, 2022

Onkar is a network, endpoint, information, and cybersecurity professional with over 13 years of industry experience. He's worked on Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), security service edge (SSE), security information and event management (SIEM), security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and network detection and response (NDR). Onkar is an expert in SWG, CASB, and DLP administration.

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Nicaury Francisco Ramirez

Freelance Security Engineer
Dominican Republic
Toptal Member Since November 2, 2022

Nicaury is a security engineer with 7+ years of experience in information security, cybersecurity, and systems administration. She has worked in fast-paced, remote environments for a couple of years, developing excellent communication and leadership skills. Nicaury is a certified professional with proven problem-solving and analytical skills, a fast learning curve, and the ability to adapt to any team.

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Oluwagbemiga Joseph

Freelance Security Engineer
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since November 22, 2022

Oluwagbemiga is a lead cybersecurity architect proficient in digital computing security and engineering with a particular interest in information security, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, risk management, security operations center, cloud security, DevSecOps, and open banking.

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Don Kuecker

Freelance Security Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since September 17, 2021

Don identifies company security risks and creates mitigation strategies using the tools and applications most appropriate for their environment. He implements technologies to address security requirements for existing legacy technologies, merging business concerns and migrations to new strategies such as cloud offerings and their subsequent iterations. Don establishes consensus between departments and business entities based upon solid communication skills and current security risk knowledge.

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Arun Pillai

Freelance Security Engineer
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since December 1, 2022

Arun is a senior DevSecOps architect with 12 years of experience and a master's degree in IT. He has worked with government departments, banks, telecoms, healthcare companies, and small to medium-scale enterprises worldwide. Arun also has solid expertise in IT security consulting, focusing on DevSecOps, risk assessment, threat and vulnerability management, vulnerability assessment penetration testing, secure code review, security architecture review, and cloud security and migrations.

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Bogdan Krasun

Freelance Security Engineer
United States
Toptal Member Since January 4, 2023

Bogdan is a certified Salesforce developer with over four years of experience implementing custom solutions for enterprise clients. He has worked extensively with Salesforce Service Cloud and Salesforce Sales Cloud. Bogdan is ready to go the extra mile to get the job done. He has gotten results in development, configuration, support, POCs, migrations, and manipulations. Bogdan often communicated directly with the business clients and members from other teams when required.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Security Engineer with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Security Engineer, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Security Engineer?

    To hire the right Security Engineer, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Security Engineers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Security Engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Security Engineers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Security Engineer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Security Engineers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Security Engineers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Security Engineer on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Security Engineers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Security Engineers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Security Engineer 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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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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