We’re Hiring! Full-Time and Part-Time Rails Developers Wanted

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TouringPlans.com is the official Web site of the best-selling Unofficial Guide travel series and the top paid subscription Disney theme park-related site on the Web.  The site provides Web- and mobile-based trip planning tools and receives almost 1 million unique visitors per year.

We are hiring a full-time and a part-time Rails developer for our Web and mobile products.  Our technical infrastructure uses GNU/Linux, Apache, MySQL, Rails, Webkit, Amazon’s Cloud tools, git, Capistrano and Plesk.  These roles also includes Tier-1 support for server and infrastructure and Tier-2 support for user issues.


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a closely related field
  • 2-5 years of professional commercial software development experience
  • 2 years of Ruby on Rails experience
  • Experience developing in an Agile environment with frequent releases delivering iterative feature sets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience developing and releasing software to iTunes and to Android platforms is a plus.  A passion for and understanding of Disney theme parks is extremely beneficial for succeeding in this role.

Benefits Include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Casual work environment (you can work from home)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Health care plan coming in 2012
  • Free trips to Disney theme parks
  • A chance to influence the next generation of theme park travel tools

Send resume and cover letter to Len@TouringPlans.com with the subject line “2011 Rails Developer” for consideration.  Please specify whether you’re interested in the full-time or part-time role.

Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

9 thoughts on “We’re Hiring! Full-Time and Part-Time Rails Developers Wanted

  • November 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Wow Len, all of those benefits sound awesome. It’s too bad that the only qualifications you listed that I actually have are excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passion for and understanding of Disney theme parks. And in my world, “git” is something that you call someone whom you find despicable. Well, if you’re ever looking for someone who can’t do any of those things you mentioned previously, keep me in mind. 😉

  • November 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I guess the fact that I don’t have a clue what “Ruby on Rails” is makes me not a good candidate for the position????? But it does sound like a good ride for a future land…..

  • November 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Aww, I *just* started a new Rails job 3 months ago. My wife is pushing me to apply just for the free Disney trips 😛

    Anyways, keep up the good work, and thanks for the API. Havent had an app that needs it yet, but it’s awesome you put it out there.

  • November 21, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Man, I wish I had experience in Ruby. I have your server/user support experience, and a bit of Perl.

  • November 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Len, sorry I have none of the required qualifications, but I did have an uncle who was a hobo in the early ’50s. He road the rails from Jersey City to Demings, NM. And, as the story goes, he had a ruby red rash on his butt. If the helps me qualify, please let me know.

  • November 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Ruby on Rails. Why? Unix/JavaEE junkies wanna know! 😉

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