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Topan Vlad Ioan

Freelance System Programmer
RomaniaToptal Member Since December 5, 2018

Since 2006, Vlad has been working in data security mainly analyzing virus samples and designing automated malware analysis systems. He's also spent several years working in the Proactive Kernel Research team building x86 and ARM Hypervisors at Bitdefender. Vlad has a thorough understanding of system programming and OS internals (Windows and Linux) and network security, and experience in programming at all levels from Assembly to Python.

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George Kobiashvili

Freelance System Programmer
GeorgiaToptal Member Since September 4, 2019

George is a seasoned systems engineer with great breadth and depth knowledge of building and automating complex systems. As an early adopter of cloud technology, he led a team to design and build an on-premise cloud. His 12 years of teaching developed the skill of coaching and communicating complex concepts. George is fluent in C, Go, and Python languages, with a keen interest in data science and AI, focused on delivering the highest quality results. He is eager to work with complex problems.

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Luka Filipovic

Freelance System Programmer
SerbiaToptal Member Since September 9, 2021

Luka has developed serverless SQL pools and state-of-the-art querying services for data in a data lake, used worldwide as part of the Azure Data Analytics suite of products. He was solely responsible for improving horizontal scaling, periodic backup and creating CRUD testing infrastructure. He also worked on creating production-ready, scalable REST APIs, all of which are currently working under the hood in Azure.

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Karen Chioma Okonkwo

Freelance System Programmer
United KingdomToptal Member Since December 15, 2021

Karen is a software engineer with four years of professional experience. She loves building web software solutions that impact users. Karen is well-versed in creating easy-to-use, responsive, accessible, and user-friendly websites and web applications. She is also experienced in the development of back-end services and APIs. A developer with an excellent grasp of engineering concepts, data structures, algorithms, and system designs, Karen makes sure to provide the best possible quality.

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Ján Tóth

Freelance System Programmer
SlovakiaToptal Member Since May 8, 2018

Ján is a passionate developer who's keen on self-improving and keeping up to date with the latest tech. With a cognitive science background and experience in multiple programming paradigms, he feels at home in both research and production projects. Recently, he's been interested in computer graphics and has been working on small visual demos and toy compilers. Ján prefers simplicity and clarity both in his code and professional relationships.

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Giorgi Kajaia

Freelance System Programmer
GeorgiaToptal Member Since February 26, 2020

Giorgi is a software engineer with four years of experience focusing on high-performance, data-oriented design. Skilled in C/C++, OpenGL, and GLSL, he is a strong engineering professional with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Tbilisi State University.

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Diego Ariel Bendersky

Freelance System Programmer
ArgentinaToptal Member Since October 14, 2019

Diego is a computer science licentiate with more than 15 years of experience. He's worked for companies of all sizes, both on-site and remotely, mainly as senior developer/architect (programming in C/C++, Python and recently Go), and as a technical leader for small teams of programmers. He has a problem-solving attitude and likes to use the most suitable tool for each task. He's a co-author of two patents and a few research publications.

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Michel Boaventura

Freelance System Programmer
BrazilToptal Member Since October 13, 2020

Michel is a back-end and system programmer with a strong theoretical foundation, holding both a bachelor's and a master's degree in computer science. Having over 15 years of experience in the industry, he mainly worked with Ruby on Rails, Elixir, and Linux infrastructure. Michel is also an open-source advocate contributing to various projects. He was a UNESCO consultant for two years, where he had the opportunity to de-duplicate and link the largest government datasets in the world.

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Darko Kulic

Freelance System Programmer
SerbiaToptal Member Since September 27, 2018

Darko is a software architect who has more than 12 years of professional experience. He is always looking to increase his knowledge and expertise with a willingness to dive into the unknown. Darko has most recently worked on applying modern distributed systems, cryptography, and blockchain theory to solving SSI-related problems.

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Nabeel Ahmed

Freelance System Programmer
AustraliaToptal Member Since November 17, 2022

Nabeel is a lead architect with 15+ years of experience in business solution design, development, and delivery across Asia-Pacific. He has extensive development and leadership experience designing innovative solutions and providing motivation, guidance, and up-to-date consultancy services for Microsoft Power platforms, Dynamics 365, Pega, Nintex, and UiPath. He engages directly with clients, helping them define their needs and leading teams to drive the shared organizational vision and growth.

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Martin Kunev

Freelance System Programmer
FranceToptal Member Since December 19, 2016

Martin is always ready to learn new things. He considers himself a back-end developer, but he also has experience with the front-end. He loves getting into the details of how things work under the hood. Martin is also a co-founder of a web-hosting company called WebConnect.

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I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

Paul Fenley


The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller


Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

Jason Kulik


As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

Stuart Pocknee


How to Hire System Programmers Through Toptal


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A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right System programmer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new System programmer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.


  • How are Toptal System programmers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our System programmers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

  • Can I hire System programmers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a System programmer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal System programmers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your System programmer 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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    Trusted Experts Only

    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.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

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

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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