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Charles Cook, Ph.D.

Freelance Software Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since July 29, 2014

Charles has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and spent three years developing custom data processing and analysis programs for NASA. He specializes in scalable, 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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Luís Filipe Teófilo

Freelance Software Engineer
PortugalToptal Member Since December 8, 2014

With experience both as a scientist and an industrial software developer, Luís has the capacity to address real-world problems with creativity and effectiveness. 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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Anne Adams

Freelance Software Engineer
United KingdomToptal Member Since September 4, 2015

Anne is an experienced developer who has worked both for large corporations and startups. After building financial trading applications for eight years as an 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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Daniel Divricean

Freelance Software Engineer
RomaniaToptal Member Since May 11, 2021

Daniel is a seasoned full-stack software engineer with 17+ years of experience in IT—covering a range of projects (apps, security fixes), tech (his skills with JavaScript and Android are robust), and roles (tech lead and engineering manager). He was part of the initial team (less than ten) that was responsible for a startup that later sold for over €10 million. Daniel has also made the Google Application Security Hall of Fame and the Chromium Project Security Hall of Fame multiple times.

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Mark Bremer

Freelance Software Engineer
CanadaToptal Member Since August 31, 2021

Mark has 8+ years of experience developing embedded software in C and C++ and industrial automation software using LabVIEW and Python. He has helped companies develop a wide range of products, including medical devices, IoT sensors, and energy monitoring systems. Most of his embedded experience has been with ARM processors, either Cortex-M (using an RTOS-like FreeRTOS) or Cortex-A (using embedded Linux).

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Erdinç Güzel

Freelance Software Engineer
TurkeyToptal Member Since December 23, 2021

Erdinç is a passionate software engineer with over 15 years of professional experience. He's worked as a software developer, architect, and team lead in various companies with multiple technology stacks, including JavaScript-related technologies like React, Node.js, and Angular. He also utilizes Java-based technologies like Spring and Hibernate. Erdinç has full-stack experience from pixel-perfect UIs to high-performance back ends and has worked remotely numerous times.

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Grzegorz Marzencki

Freelance Software Engineer
PolandToptal Member Since June 23, 2021

Grzegorz has experience leading teams and working as a CTO. He is an expert JavaScript developer and trainer with expertise in front-end architecture design and team leadership. He has delivered projects for startups (including an MVP that won business funding) and large tech companies like Microsoft, MongoDB, and Two Sigma. Grzegorz's strengths are team leadership, building scalable architectures, and delivering the highest quality code.

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Dovydas Navickas

Freelance Software Engineer
LithuaniaToptal Member Since January 28, 2022

Dovydas is a full-stack software architect with 14 years of experience building scalable systems and has experience with fintech, telco, pension funds, media, and hospitality businesses. He specializes in C# .NET and Node.js on the back end and React and TypeScript on the front end. Dovydas worked as a CTO and architect for several companies, steered technological direction, introduced automated DevOps processes, and moved large-scale projects to public and private clouds.

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Martin Avagyan

Freelance Software Engineer
NetherlandsToptal Member Since February 4, 2021

Martin is an experienced software engineer with a passion for creating products that bring value to people and businesses. He is adept at bringing his expertise in customer-facing data to organizations. Martin is motivated by learning opportunities, enduring human connections, and challenging problems. He's currently working as a software engineer involved in building cutting edge data visualization platforms powered by big data.

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Karen Chioma Okonkwo

Freelance Software Engineer
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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Salah Alomari

Freelance Software Engineer
JordanToptal Member Since November 13, 2021

Salah is a senior software engineer, architect, and tech lead with five years of experience designing and building scalable full-stack web systems using Python, Django, React, and Redux, hosted on cloud technologies like AWS and GCP. With his technical expertise and excellent project management skills, Salah is equipped with the expertise necessary to develop and maintain state-of-the-art front-end and back-end solutions from scratch or extend an existing complex system.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • How are Toptal software engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our software engineers 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.

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your software 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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