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We’re Hiring: Ruby on Rails Freelance Developers (6-months+)

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We’re starting a complete overhaul of TouringPlans’ user interface and navigation.  We’re doing this in phases, and expect it to take around 6 months of calendar time to complete.  Over the past few months we’ve engaged talented UX designers and graphic artists to create and test functional mock-ups of key parts of the site.  We’ve also got a new, well-tested navigation scheme ready to implement.

We’re hiring at least two Ruby on Rails freelance developers to help with this work.  We try to hire from our own community, for a couple of reasons:

  • It supports the TouringPlans community and the larger Disney ecosystem
  • Think of how much time it’ll save if we don’t have to explain how Genie+ works!

If you’re a full-time, freelance ROR developer with solid UI/UX skills, more details can be found in our posting on Upwork.  That posting includes:

  • A fairly complete description of the task, including scope, phases, and timelines
  • An overview of our current environment and tools, plus what we plan to use going forward (largely Rails 7 on Ubuntu via AWS)
  • Sample “as-is” and “to-be” screens and navigation

We’ll be hiring at least two developers by the end of September, with work starting immediately.  As mentioned above, we think this work will last around 6 months of calendar time.

We’ve used Upwork for over a decade, paying freelancers over $300K in that time. And we have a 5-star rating from all the folks we’ve worked with.  While we’ve got deadlines to hit with this project, I think that feedback shows we’re relatively easy to work with and have reasonable expectations.

Last Thing: Please read the entire job description.  It includes specific instructions on how to make a proposal.  The bit at the end is important.

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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 You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.