At Toptal everyone is a senior engineer and among the top 3% of freelancers in the world.
Toptal has developed a rigorous screening process consisting of 5 parts to identify developers who thrive in remote freelance opportunities. They're engineers themselves and they are looking for great problem solvers with professionalism, personality, and drive — the types of people they want to work with (and learn from) themselves.
Here's how the screening process breaks down:
- Language & Personality
- Timed Algorithm Testing
- Technical Screenings
- Test Projects
- Continued Excellence
All in all only 3% make it past all 5 phases to go on to being an elite engineer living the freelance lifestyle with the choice to work on what interests them.
Think you have what it takes? Sure you do. Don't be intimidated, the folks behind Toptal are some of our most trusted partners and will help you to know what it will take to reach the level of your craft you want to. Even if you don't make the cut, they'll give you the valuable feedback you need to hear to reach your goals.
If you run a company and you're reading this apply to hire the best of the best.
If you're a developer reading this and you wan to become an elite engineer, all you have to do is get started and tell them The Changelog sent you.
In case you're wondering, we put our money where our mouth is and hired Rafael Dalprá to help us build the future of The Changelog.
HUGE thanks to Toptal for sponsoring the RSS feed this week.