How does it work?
1. Contact us
2. Review our candidates
Once we know who you are looking for, we contact matching experts from our pool. If they are interested, we introduce them to you.
3. Let's go!
Everything else happens directly between you and the candidate, we don't interfere. The invoices are issued by the freelancer as well.
Find an expert for any technology
No matter what programming language or framework you use, through Uplink you can find an experienced developer who can hit the ground running!
Our members include experts in:
...and many more technologies!
What makes us great?
Let us be your network
Uplink offers instant access to hundreds of mobile, frontend, backend, and fullstack developers. If your perfect match is not yet among them, we make our network work for you and find them. Whether you need someone next week or six months from now, remotely or on-site, for just a few days or on an ongoing basis, we can help you find the right candidate!
We won’t send you a dozen barely relevant profiles and leave you to figure out who can really do the job. Instead, we take our time to understand your requirements and introduce you to the one or two candidates who are the best fit for you. We strongly believe this process should not be automated by simply matching up client requirements and developer skills.
We work exclusively with senior developers who have years of freelancing experience, and we vet each freelancer personally so you don’t have to. Fluent English, professional communication, and timely delivery are just a few of the qualities each of our freelancers has. You can trust that every candidate recommended by us will live up to your highest standards.
We are developers, not recruiters
Being developers ourselves, we can take our time to really understand your tech stack and help you figure out what skills a developer needs to work out for you. Non-technical recruiters have to make do with a list of requirements they don’t understand, and try to find candidates by simply comparing this list to the candidate’s profile, which is inefficient and error-prone.
On-site or remote
Our members understand that it's often easier for clients to work with them on-site at their office. Nevertheless you can increase your chances for a good match if you allow the developer to work remotely partly or completely. This gives the freelancer the freedom to do their best work for you and also increases the likelihood for a long-term cooperation.
One of the biggest requests of IT freelancers for recruiters is more transparency - if it's missing between the freelancer and recruiter, the client relationship starts off on shaky ground as well. We therefore try to be as transparent as possible to the clients as well as the freelancers, starting with our pricing and extending to all other parts of our business.
Uplink has been a reliable partner in finding Senior freelance developers who are available right away! We were able to finish a few customer projects much quicker thanks to promptly finding an expert for a specific topic through Uplink.
Compared to other ways I have tried to find freelancers, the team from Uplink really helped me save time. Their personal approach and responsiveness was really pleasant and effective, which is quite rare nowadays.
Our service is free for companies. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find a great freelance developer through Uplink. This is why we don’t charge a fee to the companies.
For freelancers there is a small fee if they find a new client through Uplink. We settle this separate with the freelancer though, so that the companies don’t have to deal with it.
Who is behind this?
Hi, I’m Manuel, the founder of Uplink.
I have been working as a freelance developer in Berlin since 2008. Every time I found myself looking for a new project, it struck me as odd that there was no efficient and straightforward way to find out which companies were presently looking for a freelance developer with my qualifications.
Outside of my personal network of friends and colleagues, the only other options were recruiters, who often had no background as developers, or job boards, which mostly focus on permanent positions.
This was my inspiration for Uplink - a simpler and more personal way for freelance developers to connect with the companies that need them.
Get in touch if you have any questions or feedback!