Data Engineering

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Toptal is a marketplace for top Data Engineers. Top companies and startups choose Toptal Data Engineering freelancers for their mission-critical software projects.

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Clients Rate Toptal Data Engineers4.5 / 5.0on average across 506 reviews as of Feb 8, 2024

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Tafsuth Boumali

Freelance Data Engineer
FranceToptal Member Since November 1, 2021

Tafsuth is a highly efficient and dedicated professional with a broad software and data engineering skillset. Her career assignments have ranged from building real-time prediction pipelines for startups to leading project teams and designing and maintaining large data lakes for Fortune 500 companies. Tafsuth is interested in helping businesses make data-driven decisions, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge by mentoring engineers.

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Matthew Alhonte

Freelance Data Engineer
United StatesToptal Member Since August 21, 2018

Matt has officially worked as a Python-based data scientist for the past six years; however, he's spent the last ten at the intersection of stats and programming (before the term data scientist had caught on). He combines strong technical skills with a rigorous background in experiment design and statistical inference. More recently, he's been focusing on machine learning, including some natural language processing and computer vision.

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Aniqa Riasat

Freelance Data Engineer
CanadaToptal Member Since September 19, 2022

Aniqa is a senior software engineer who excels in providing reporting and analytical solutions. She specializes in SQL and .NET and has extensive knowledge of ETL operations and databases. Aniqa has delivered technical solutions that exceeded performance expectations, improved data gathering, analysis, and visualization procedures with strategic optimizations, and performed system analysis, testing, implementation, and user support for platform transitions.

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Khalid Amin

Freelance Data Engineer
AustraliaToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Khalid is a seasoned data professional with 20+ years of industry experience. His expertise includes data architecture, data engineering, modern data warehousing, big data, and analytics. Khalid has Microsoft certifications in Azure data engineering and Power BI. Additionally, he is skilled with SQL Server and Oracle database technologies. Khalid has very good interpersonal skills and is a true team player.

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Yugesh Shrestha

Freelance Data Engineer
NepalToptal Member Since July 15, 2021

Yugesh is a data warehouse and business intelligence developer. He is proficient in SQL for data integration and analysis and confident working with Python and Unix shell scripting for data manipulation and ETL. Yugesh is competent in leading teams, testing, E2E projects and has used Tableau, Power BI, and SSRS to build corporate dashboards and analytical reports.

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Renee Ahel

Freelance Data Engineer
CroatiaToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Renee is a data scientist with over 12 years of experience, and five years as a full-stack software engineer. For over 12 years, he has worked in international environments, with English or German as a working language. This includes four years working remotely for German and Austrian client companies and nine months working remotely as a member of the Deutsche Telekom international analytics team.

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Aljosa Bilic

Freelance Data Engineer
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since August 8, 2016

Aljosa is a data scientist and developer who has more than eight years of experience building statistical/predictive machine learning models, analyzing noisy data sets, and designing and developing decision support tools and services. He joined Toptal because freelancing intrigues him, and the best projects and people are to be found here.

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Edison Zhu

Freelance Data Engineer
AustraliaToptal Member Since July 7, 2021

Edison is an Azure BI developer, data engineer, and data architect with 18 years of BI and data engineering experience across industries. Backed by an MCSE Azure Cloud Platform certification, he delivers high-quality BI solutions using Azure Data Factory (ADF), Python, Azure Functions, Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse, Power BI, Databricks, Analysis Service, and SQL Server. Edison also excels at dimensional modeling, performance turning large data warehouses, and .NET and Angular development.

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Radek Ostrowski

Freelance Data Engineer
ThailandToptal Member Since September 24, 2014

Radek is a certified Toptal blockchain engineer particularly interested in Ethereum and smart contracts. In the fiat world, he is experienced in big data and machine learning projects. He is a triple winner in two different international IBM Apache Spark competitions, co-creator of PlayStation 4's back end, a successful hackathon competitor, and a speaker at conferences in Australia, Poland, and Serbia.

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Oliver Holloway

Freelance Data Engineer
United KingdomToptal Member Since May 10, 2016

Oliver is a versatile data scientist and software engineer combining over a decade of experience and a postgraduate mathematics degree from Oxford. Career assignments have ranged from building machine learning solutions for startups to leading project teams and handling vast amounts of data at Goldman Sachs. With this background, he is adept at picking up new skills quickly to deliver robust solutions to the most demanding of businesses.

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Naman Jain

Freelance Data Engineer
IndiaToptal Member Since June 24, 2020

Naman is a highly experienced cloud and data solutions architect with more than six years of experience delivering data engineering services to multiple Fortune 100 clients. He has delivered on multiple Petabyte-scale data migrations and big data infrastructures via Azure Cloud, AWS Cloud, and Snowflake or DBT, creating a step order of efficiency in their use cases in many instances. Naman fundamentally believes in over-communication, establishing trust, and taking ownership of deliverables.

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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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Sergio was an awesome developer to work with. Top notch, responsive, and got the work done efficiently.

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PriceBlink

Working with Marcin is a joy. He is competent, professional, flexible, and extremely quick to understand what is required and how to implement it.

André Fischer, CTO

POSTIFY

We needed a expert engineer who could start on our project immediately. Simanas exceeded our expectations with his work. Not having to interview and chase down an expert developer was an excellent time-saver and made everyone feel more comfortable with our choice to switch platforms to utilize a more robust language. Toptal made the process easy and convenient. Toptal is now the first place we look for expert-level help.

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Kognosi

We had a great experience with Toptal. They paired us with the perfect developer for our application and made the process very easy. It was also easy to extend beyond the initial time frame, and we were able to keep the same contractor throughout our project. We definitely recommend Toptal for finding high quality talent quickly and seamlessly.

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Applied Business Technologies, LLC

I'm incredibly impressed with Toptal. Our developer communicates with me every day, and is a very powerful coder. He's a true professional and his work is just excellent. 5 stars for Toptal.

Pietro Casoar, CEO

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!

George Cheng, CEO

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.

Ethan Brooks, CTO

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!

Lara Aldag, CEO

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.

Michael Gluckman, Data Manager

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

Toptal makes finding qualified engineers a breeze. We needed an experienced ASP.NET MVC architect to guide the development of our start-up app, and Toptal had three great candidates for us in less than a week. After making our selection, the engineer was online immediately and hit the ground running. It was so much faster and easier than having to discover and vet candidates ourselves.

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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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WhatAdsWork.com

Toptal offers a no-compromise solution to businesses undergoing rapid development and scale. Every engineer we've contracted through Toptal has quickly integrated into our team and held their work to the highest standard of quality while maintaining blazing development speed.

Greg Kimball, Co-Founder

nifti.com

How to Hire Data Engineers 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 data engineer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new data engineer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal data engineers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our data 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.

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

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

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your data 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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  • Trusted Experts Only

    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.

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    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.

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

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