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Job Description

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote workforce.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

This is a remote position.

If you’ve coded a full-stack, production project through its whole lifecycle, or implemented a cloud computing solution at scale, that’s the sort of experiential knowledge you’ll need as Senior Editor, Software Engineering, to provide constructive criticism and detailed edits on programming-related articles. Communication is central to this role, which leverages your skills as an editor and a writer and your background in software development.

In this role, you will contribute to the creation of high-quality content for the Toptal Engineering Blog and related resources. You will help us continue to grow as a world-class English-language publication for top software development experts. Reporting to the Managing Editor, Technical Content, in Toptal’s Content Marketing department, you will work closely with Toptal’s global network of world-class developers to write and enhance in-depth, thought-leading articles on the most important trends in computer science.

You will be responsible for maintaining an extremely high standard for all articles, with a particular focus on resources written for hiring managers, as well as advanced programming tutorials written for software engineers. Stellar writing abilities, ambition, a collaborative spirit, and drive are requirements for this position.


  • Work with Toptal network talent to write, edit, and publish high-quality, cutting-edge articles to address key business goals, priority themes, and audience needs.
  • Translate complex engineering jargon and topics into readable and understandable ideas that have a clear business purpose as well as insightful technical takeaways.
  • Debug, research, and learn as needed to support authors effectively as an editor.
  • Follow the editorial processes of the Toptal Engineering Blog and wider Toptal Content Marketing team to develop, publish, and distribute content in a timely manner.
  • Provide editorial assistance from a strategic, high-level view down to the grammatical nitty-gritty, and everything in between, transforming key ideas into clear, concise prose as needed.
  • Coordinate with related teams to ensure consistent, on-brand delivery of content and all related components and assets, including text, metadata, and images.
  • Perform critical subject-matter reviews for engineering-related content developed by other teams.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of industry trends by reviewing articles published by competitors and media outlets in the space.

In The First Week, Expect To

  • Learn about Toptal’s Engineering offerings and get a sense of their voice.
  • Onboard to the Content Marketing team by meeting with fellow editors and writers and learning about what they do.
  • Learn the publishing process and associated tools.

In The First Month, Expect To

  • Become familiar with what an A+ Toptal Engineering article looks like, and develop personal habits and processes to ensure that all pieces to be published will achieve this standard.
  • Assist writers of various skill levels in all aspects of writing while maintaining a professional and helpful communication style.

In The First Three Months, Expect To

  • Work with top engineering experts from around the world to prepare in-depth articles on the most important concepts and trends in engineering, showcasing their expertise through educational articles (practical, theoretical, and/or conceptual).
  • Publish and distribute completed articles, then monitor and facilitate responses to audience feedback.
  • Collaborate with peers on the Content Marketing team to contribute ideas for process improvement as needed.
  • Collaborate on a conceptual level with colleagues on the Illustrations team to ensure relevant, correct, and descriptive imagery accompanies technical content where applicable.

In The First Six Months, Expect To

  • Keep collaborators engaged while you continue to balance multiple simultaneous editing assignments.
  • Help demonstrate the expertise and knowledge of Toptal’s world-class talent network and Toptal as a whole.
  • Demonstrate the value of joining Toptal’s talent network to those with in-demand skills and expertise.

In The First Year, Expect To

  • Work to improve the quality and impact of the publication via partnerships and assets across Toptal (PR, events, community, etc.).
  • Continually raise the bar and contribute new ideas for elevating the expertise of Toptal’s network talent.
  • Act on feedback to help ensure writers enjoy working with Toptal Content Marketing and are proud of the end result.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or related field(s), e.g. mathematics) or demonstrable industry experience equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hands-on software engineering experience and knowledge of recent best practices, with especially strong debugging skills and an understanding of foundational software concepts.
  • Continuous learning mindset and the ability to quickly pick up and apply new software concepts, languages, and skills via research and experimentation.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing experience, with a dedicated focus on development and tech topics.
  • Ability to understand and analyze complex concepts, and to explain them in clear, concise, and engaging language.
  • Strong knowledge of important events and trends across multiple industries at the top of the engineering/development world.
  • Unparalleled attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure when needed, managing tight deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • An exceptional eye for quality and a relentless drive to improve anything that falls below your standards or Toptal’s standards.
  • Self-starter who is comfortable using common web-based tools and learning new ones as needed.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.

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