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Top companies and start-ups hire freelance developers from Toptal for their most mission-critical projects.

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    How to Hire Developers through Toptal


    Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

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

    Work With Hand-Selected Talent

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

    The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

    Hiring for a specific skill?

    The Toptal network includes experts across a very wide array of software development languages and technologies. See the list below to find freelance developer profiles and contractors with your desired skill, or browse them by city.

    Looking for something more specific?

    Sometimes you need a developer with a more specific mix of skills to fit your project needs. Let's see if we can help.

    Meet Toptal® Developers

    Matthew Warkentin, Python Developer for hire

    Matthew Warkentin

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    Vladimir Mitrovic

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    Matthew Warkentin

    Python Developer

    Since 2014, Matthew has been working professionally in the fields he loves, software and data—culminating in him co-founding the Rubota corporation in 2017. Before that, he spent the past decade at Cornell University conducting scientific research specifically in statistical and biological physics. All in all, Matthew is an engaging, intense communicator with a passion for knowledge and understanding.

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    Director of Professional Services


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    Digital Transformation Leader

    University of Southern California

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    • How are Toptal developers different?

      At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our 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.

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

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

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

      We make sure that each engagement between you and your 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.

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