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Luigi Crispo

Freelance Spark Developer

United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since November 12, 2019

Luigi is a seasoned devops and leadership specialist with over two decades of professional experience in a variety of environments. He is passionate about technology and value-driven projects, and he is highly adaptable.

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Steve Fox

Freelance Spark Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since July 25, 2019

Steve is a certified AWS solution architect professional with big data and machine learning speciality certifications. He has a diverse background, and experience architecting, building, and operating big data machine learning applications in AWS. Steve has held roles from technical contributor to CTO and CEO.

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Tadej Slamic

Freelance Spark Developer

NorwayToptal Member Since May 6, 2019

With over a decade in the software industry, Tadej has helped startups launch their first product, assisted FTSE100 enterprises with digital transformation, been a part of the fintech boom, and helped particle accelerators cool down. He loves creating scalable back ends and is an expert in crafting modern and performant mobile, web, and desktop apps.

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Andreas Bollig

Freelance Spark Developer

GermanyToptal Member Since October 9, 2019

With a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and extensive experience in building machine learning applications, Andreas spans the entire AI value chain, from use case identification and feasibility analysis to implementation of custom-made statistical models and applications. Throughout projects, he stays focused on solving the business problem at hand and creating value from data.

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Mohammad Amin Khashkhashi Moghaddam

Freelance Spark Developer

SwitzerlandToptal Member Since October 1, 2019

Currently earning his master’s degree in computer science at ETH Zürich, Mohammad’s professional experience includes the technical management of a mobile advertisement product and working on products with tens of millions of users. He also has over two years of experience in data science and engineering—developing ETL pipelines, training, tuning big data infrastructures, and more.

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Oleksii Sliusarenko

Freelance Spark Developer

UkraineToptal Member Since October 3, 2019

Oleksii is a senior research engineer specializing in machine learning with several years of hands-on, in-depth experience. In his free time, he competes in international programming and math competitions—and often wins. At Deloitte and Grammarly, he developed their core deep learning and AI algorithms. Oleksii has worked at all stages of R&D from problem formulation with clients to product deployment.

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Sung Jun Kim

Freelance Spark Developer

AustraliaToptal Member Since March 11, 2019

As a highly effective technical leader with over 25 years of experience, Andrew specializes in data integration, data conversion, data engineering, ETL, big data architecture, data analytics, data visualization, data science, analytics platforms, and cloud architecture. He has an array of skills in building data platforms, analytic consulting, trend monitoring, data modeling, data governance, and machine learning.

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Leonardo dos Santos Pinheiro

Freelance Spark Developer

AustraliaToptal Member Since July 15, 2016

Leonardo is a data scientist and machine learning engineer with eight years of industry experience across the government, energy markets, finance, and consulting sectors. He is well versed in work with both small and big data, specializing in the development and deployment of AI systems, and in the application of machine learning and optimization algorithms to generate predictive analytics and improve business process.

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Weidong Ding

Freelance Spark Developer

CanadaToptal Member Since August 16, 2019

Weidong Ding has proven experience as a senior data/integration architect, recently focusing on SAP Data Services. He's detailed, hands-on, and efficient with comprehensive background planning, designing, and implementing information systems for leading organizations in the banking, transportation, retail, and government sectors. He leverages strong communication and customer service skills, working with clients and colleagues to achieve success.

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Mark Perg

Freelance Spark Developer

IsraelToptal Member Since April 1, 2019

With a background from the Israeli elite intelligence unit and over 15 years of experience in software development and cybersecurity, Mark has everything in his skill set to deliver high-quality projects developed for your needs. As a full-stack engineer with experience in developing, architecting, and designing web applications with security and privacy by design approaches, Mark provides tailored high-quality solutions for your needs.

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Levi Self

Freelance Spark Developer

United StatesToptal Member Since June 23, 2019

Levi has nearly a decade of experience in applied data science in a variety of industries with a concentration in the insurance industry. He's passionate about solving challenging problems that others find difficult or impossible. He's comfortable working independently and collaborating on teams. He is most at home in small startups with experience in enterprise as well.

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Applied Business Technologies, LLC

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Ronin Play Pty Ltd

Working with Toptal has been a great experience. Prior to using them, I had spent quite some time interviewing other freelancers and wasn't finding what I needed. After engaging with Toptal, they matched me up with the perfect developer in a matter of days. The developer I'm working with not only delivers quality code, but he also makes suggestions on things that I hadn't thought of. It's clear to me that Amaury knows what he is doing. Highly recommended!

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Bulavard, Inc.

As a Toptal qualified front-end developer, I also run my own consulting practice. When clients come to me for help filling key roles on their team, Toptal is the only place I feel comfortable recommending. Toptal's entire candidate pool is the best of the best. Toptal is the best value for money I've found in nearly half a decade of professional online work.

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Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

In Higgle's early days, we needed the best-in-class developers, at affordable rates, in a timely fashion. Toptal delivered!

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Higgle

Toptal makes finding a candidate extremely easy and gives you peace-of-mind that they have the skills to deliver. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for highly-skilled developers.

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Mxit

Toptal’s ability to rapidly match our project with the best developers was just superb. The developers have become part of our team, and I’m amazed at the level of professional commitment each of them has demonstrated. For those looking to work remotely with the best engineers, look no further than Toptal.

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Livepress

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We needed some short-term work in Scala, and Toptal found us a great developer within 24 hours. This simply would not have been possible via any other platform.

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    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Spark developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 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. Start now.

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