Welcome to our Gig Work Community!


On average, the Gig work process from application to onboarding should take 2-4 weeks, depending on specific client needs or onboarding process. After submitting your application, you should complete the screening and interview process and know if you are being offered the Gig within around 2 weeks of applying.

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Your resume will be reviewed for your skills and experience, if they are a match for the Gig you will be emailed and asked to set up an interview with a Gig work team member.


This interview will allow us the opportunity to verify your availability, experience, and location. It also allows you to ask questions to our Topcoder Gig work team. When this on-camera interview is completed, your resume will be handed to the client for an initial review as a possible fit for their specific project.


Upon review and interest in our client to move you forward, you will be emailed to set up one of 2 possible video interviews. Get motivated now to nail your interview by watching this strategies webinar.


You will have 1-2 video interviews, these will be roughly 30-60 minutes. You will be asked more specific questions on your skills and experience. This will give them an opportunity to get to know you as a candidate. If you are a match for the project you will be offered the Gig!


Congratulations! Your onboarding process will begin at this time.


Interested in our Topcoder Gigs and need some more info? Check out all these resources here. Still unsure? Feel free to email us.


Some interesting facts about Topcoder gig work come here.

  • Over 1,300 gigs were available for Topcoder members in 2020.

  • You can earn up to $3,000 a week on a gig through Topcoder.

  • Over 120 different companies have come to Topcoder for gig work.

  • Every Tuesday we send out a weekly email with the newest gigs of the week so you don’t miss any opportunity.

Quick Guide for Interviewing

Before the interview

  1. Read about the company, find quick bits of information out about the company you are possibly going to be working for to show your knowledge of their company during an interview.

  2. Practice some interview questions, try to find someone who can be objective to your answers.

  3. Reach out to the Topcoder Team if you have any questions prior to the interview, we are always happy to help!

  • Find a comfortable place for the interview, free from distractions.
  • Make a small list about your skills and things you are passionate about in your field and have it with you if you become nervous.
  • Be dressed appropriately and ready for your interview 10 minutes early.
  • Take a deep breath and relax.

  • Lay in your bed during the interview.
  • Laugh inappropriately at your interviewer.
  • Show up late for the interview.
  • Show up ill-prepared.



Read the top FAQs here

What type of talent are we looking for?

Our customers have a broad array of needs they are looking to fill.
Here are a few skills we are always looking for:

  • Full Stack Developers

  • Front End Developers

  • Back End Developers

  • Designers

  • Data Engineers

  • Data Scientists

  • DevOps Engineers with AWS, Azure, GCP

How does Payment work?

Once you receive your offer letter, you will be given instructions on how to set up payment with Topcoder. Topcoder only uses three payment providers (Paypal, Payoneer, Western Union).

You will be paid a fixed amount per week based on the role, your Topcoder merit-based accomplishments (i.e. Ratings, # of wins, etc.), your work experience, and the listed payment range on the Job Listing. Note - We are very transparent with our rates in the job listing. If you are not comfortable with the payment range listed, do not apply for this position, as we will not negotiate above the maximum amount of a specific job listing.

Topcoder pays gig workers weekly. Payments for a given week are entered into your Topcoder wallet by Tuesday of the following week. Once payments are entered, they become available to withdraw after a 15 day hold period. The 15 day hold period is for some backend processing we have to go through to clear payments. We are looking to lower this time in the future, but currently, it will stay at 15 days.

You may see a pro-rated payment for your first and last gig payment, as well as potential days you may take leave. For example, If you started work on a Friday, you would only get paid for ⅕ of the amount of your weekly payment, for that specific week.

Be sure your Success Manager is aware of your start date and be sure not to conduct any actual work unless you have confirmation that billing has commenced.

What is the onboarding process?

This process can vary depending on the customer; however, here is a general rundown of the process once you accept a Gig Work offer:

  • Offer Accepted

  • Topcoder will notify our client team that the offer is accepted.

  • You will receive an email from our Customer Success Team to schedule a kickoff call with the customer.

  • Clients will reach out to begin company-specific onboarding (Two weeks or more). Could include:

    • Laptop

    • Network Credentials and access

    • Background Check (On an “As needed basis based on the client)

What support do you give your candidates while they are working in a Gig?

Topcoder is a community and we always want to make sure that you feel you are a valued member of the community. We are always here to help and assist and point you in the direction of where to get your answer.

We have Topcoder forums, other ways to contact us, a Topcoder Nation Facebook group, and so much more! Our community team is always here to help you so please take advantage of that and all the networking opportunities we have.

What is expected of me?

As a member of Topcoder, you will need to decide if you are willing to make the commitment to a given project and/or customer depending on how the opportunity is outlined. If you are not able to accept an assignment, there is no obligation. However, if you do accept an assignment, it is expected that you adhere to the requirements of the assignment. Most gigs will require full time hours for a certain amount of weeks. Some gigs will also require certain time zone restrictions to be adhered to.