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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

Software Developer

Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in scala...ble, enterprise-level application development and engineering solutions for exceptionally high throughputs. He is also the founder and owner of GreatVocab.com, for which he developed the core system using novel concepts in data analysis and control theory. 

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Anne Adams

Software Developer

Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years as a...n engineer at Merrill Lynch, Anne founded and built LoudUp, a music-based social network that she designed, developed, and launched from the ground up. She specializes in .NET technologies and JavaScript. 

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Alexander Makeev

Software Developer

Alexander carries multiple technical degrees in Nuclear Physics and worked at CERN as a Python developer implementing dynamic performance optimizations for... complex web applications. He excels at rapidly integrating reliable web technologies and achieving flexible software architecture designs. His strong theoretical and practical background in IT, business consulting, and project management makes him extremely capable on projects of any size. 

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Joseph Victor Zammit

Software Developer

Joseph is a software engineer with extensive experience in writing maintainable, test-driven code. He prefers working with Python and Django. His experience... includes creating, releasing, and maintaining web systems as well as command-line scripting. 

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Ted Cohn

Software Developer

Ted has 30+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, developed Pleo the... dinosaur as well as Orderscape restaurant search/food ordering voicebot, and worked for Apple, Excite, and NeXT. He enjoys developing new concepts and technology, leading teams, innovating, and delivering incredible products. He has superb communication and presentation skills. 

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Luís Filipe Teófilo

Software Developer

With experience both as a scientist and an industrial software developer, Luís has the capacity to address real-world problems with creativity and effective...ness. His background in R&D also gives him an edge in the implementation of efficient and clean solutions to solve problems with unusual requirements. 

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Pavel Shapkin

Software Developer

Pavel is an experienced professional with a PhD 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. He's currently working on a cloud data and process integration platform (tylip.com). 

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Zoran Melis

Software Developer

Zoran is a software engineer with over ten years of professional experience with a wide range of technologies. He has worked with C/C++, Python, Go, JavaScr...ipt, Java, and more. Currently focusing on full-stack, scalable applications development, he has been a part of teams of all sizes in environments ranging from small private companies to Google. 

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Rashid Wakileh

Software Developer

Rashid is a passionate lead front-end engineer. He is an expert in test-driven development, and has extensive experience in leading teams to create software... solutions. He enjoys using JavaScript frameworks and thoroughly testing all aspects of his code. 

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A Toptal director of engineering will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right software developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new software developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal software developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our software developers to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your software 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.

  • How fast can I hire software developers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a software developer within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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    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.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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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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