We’re Hiring a Senior JavaScript Developer

Company description

Meetcaregivers is an innovative technology company that believes we can reshape the home care industry with our technology and direction.

We’re a lean, flat and experimental team working to disrupt the home care industry by combining science and technology to identify and integrate automation and data insights into the old and manual processes.

This is a unique opportunity to join a new, multidisciplinary team of creative and passionate individuals destined to change the face of home care.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Senior Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming.

Responsibilities include translation of wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work to bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Test and Document application and code changes
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Optimize existing apps and features

Who we’re looking for

You have at least 3 years of professional experience in front-end web development and design. Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is the second set of applications you install when you get a new computer. You can write JavaScript in your sleep.

Skills and Technologies

  • Familiarity with Progressive Web Apps.
  • Expert in web markup, including HTML5, CSS3.
  • Expert understanding of the big 3, ReactJs/Redux, Vue and/or Angular along with NodeJs.
  • Experience building apps that use asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Experience building SaaS application with per-tenant database isolation and authentication.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Uses DevOps processes and code versioning tools like git and Visual Studio Team Services or Atlassian.
  • Understands SEO principles and ensures applications adhere to them.

Bonus:

  • CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS and LESS and/or the new CSS features, i.e Flexbox and Grid

We’re Hiring a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Company description

Meetcaregivers is an innovative technology company that believes we can reshape the home care industry with our technology and direction.

We’re a lean, flat and experimental team working to disrupt the home care industry by combining science and technology to identify and integrate automation and data insights into the existing old and manual processes.

This is a unique opportunity to join a new, multidisciplinary team of creative and passionate individuals destined to change the face of home care.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Senior Ruby on Rails Web Developer who is motivated to take our existing back-end to the next level.

Responsibilities

  • Build integrations with 3rd party systems
  • Manage PostgreSQL database
  • Support existing application back-end through to retirement
  • Convert existing application to RESTful API and add features as necessary
  • Implement new features in Ruby on Rails
  • Test and Document application and code changes
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Optimize existing apps and features

Who we’re looking for

You have at least 3 years of professional experience in Ruby on Rails development. Must have built SaaS applications using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL and Docker.

Skills and Technologies

  • Experience building apps that use asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Experience building SaaS application with per-tenant database isolation and authentication.
  • Proficient understanding of micro-services architecture.
  • Uses DevOps processes and code versioning tools like git and Visual Studio Team Services or Atlassian.
  • Understands database migrations and executions.

Meetcaregivers is heading to Redwood California for Startup Grind

Meetcaregivers is headed to Redwood California to exhibit our Family Care Portal during the Startup Grind Global Conference! The Startup Grind Global Conference is an annual event bringing together investors, speakers and entrepreneurs. We are excited to participate in this event and look forward to meeting new people as well as, demoing our new Family Care Portal. Learn more about our Family Care Portal at https://www.meetcaregivers.com/careportal and check out the press release below to learn more about Startup Grind. 

Startup Grind Names 130 Companies to the 2018 Global Startup Exhibition 

Startup Grind: Inspiring, Educating and Connecting Entrepreneurs. 

REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 5, 2018 – Startup Grind today announced the induction of 130 Companies to the 2018 Class of Exhibiting Startups. The Startup Exhibition recognizes 130 companies handpicked from 115 countries, 400 cities around the world. Startup Grind Startup Exhibition companies are an elite group of companies whose come from countries as far away as Mauritius, Japan, Bangladesh, Australia and as close as Guatemala, Canada, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Washington, California and more. Startup Exhibition companies are given access to our global audience through media and onsite at annual Global Event (www.startupgrind.com/conference) held February 12th through February 14th in beautiful historic downtown Redwood City. The exhibition helps companies to accelerate their pace towards growth and success by gaining the visibility of mentors and investors in our network. “We started this program after seeing many of the Accelerators and Incubators not doing much to really help companies,” says Derek Andersen, founder & CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make an actual difference in the startups trajectory and leverage all of our resources and network to their advantage.” 

Of the 7,000 plus startups that were considered, 130 were selected representing the Startup Grind community across 115 countries. These startups have great teams, traction, technology and massive markets,” says Andersen. “Our biggest goal is for each startup to go back home with a new and improved game plan that would not have happened without the exposure of the exhibition and the mentors/resources that were gained through our network.” 

About Startup Grind 

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 founders in over 400 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 100 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Learn more at http://www.startupgrind.com. 

For more information, please contact: 

Deanna Rampton 

Startup Grind 

234 Marshall Street, Ste 8 

Redwood City, CA 

deanna@startupgrind.com 

Meetcaregivers Gives Back Hundreds of Free Home Care Hours to Local Seniors

Meetcaregivers, an innovative, Massachusetts-based, home care company is giving away hundreds of hours of free home care services to seniors in needs or to families who need help caring for their aging parents during this holidays season.

Meetcaregivers was a finalist in PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital healthcare accelerator in Boston. The company matches seniors with caregivers. Their platform has video profiles of pre-screened caregivers to make it easier for families to find the perfect match for their aging parents. Meetcaregivers also has a care portal that families can use to easily track and coordinate the care of their loved ones.  The care portal also lets caregivers know about the senior’s conditions ahead of time.

Florence Furaha, the co-founder and CEO says that Meetcaregivers has received a lot of support from many local organizations such as MassChallenge and EforAll when they started the company. “As we continue to grow and service seniors, we want to make sure that we also give back to our communities.”

“We know that home care is expensive for many families. We try to make it as affordable as possible at Meetcaregivers by charging an average of $20-$25 per hour depending of the type of care that is needed. However, these rates can still be too much for many seniors who cannot afford it. We often talk and meet with seniors who need the care or could really use a companion to just keep them company or take them out for a walk, but they do not have the finances to hire a caregiver.”

With Meetcaregivers free home care program for the holidays, seniors can get at least four hours of free home care to assist them with daily activities such as bathing, housekeeping, feeding, and transportation during the holiday season without having to worry about money.  This care will also give their children, who are usually their family caregivers, a break.

“It’s our way of giving back, and our goal is to continue to find ways to give back to our communities, said Furaha. “The holiday season is a great time to start and make a difference.”

For more information, contact Meetcaregivers at 1-888-541-1136 or info@meetcaregivers.com.

Meetcaregivers Piloting New Care Portal

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Sometimes people who hire caregivers feel as if they aren’t doing enough to help their aging parents. Perhaps they wish that the caregiver process was more interactive or that they could have more control over the process. That’s where our care portal comes in.

The Meetcaregivers care portal is an online app that helps families stay connected and involved in their loved one’s care. Using our care portal, clients who may not have the time to check up on their loved ones in person can easily track the senior’s care and well-being online. For example, if a client wants to know whether the senior is being cared for at the moment, he or she will be able to see whether the caregiver is clocked in or clocked out. Some clients may worry whether their loved one is taking his or her medication regularly. With the care portal, clients will be able to work with a care coordinator to create a customized care plan for their loved one and set daily tasks for caregivers to complete. After completing a set task, such as reminding the senior to take medication, caregivers will mark the task as completed on the care portal. Clients can be reassured that their loved one is in good hands, simply by checking the care portal. Furthermore, clients can set specific one-time tasks. Perhaps the senior has a doctor’s appointment scheduled on Friday or wants to go to the hair salon on Saturday. Clients can remind the caregiver about the appointment using the care portal.

Another worry that clients may have is that their caregiver doesn’t know enough about the senior. For clients with multiple caregivers, this can be a serious problem, as new caregivers need to be informed of medical conditions such as asthma or allergies. Information about medical conditions, food preferences, and hobbies can all be recorded on the care portal, so that the caregiver can quickly get to know the needs of the client. For clients with specific needs, caregivers can also record health metrics such as blood pressure and weight onto the care portal. These health metrics can be accessed by family and other authorized care team members to monitor the well-being of the senior.

Often clients and caregivers do not have the time or opportunity to directly communicate. With the notes function of the care portal, caregivers will give daily updates and report back to the client. Perhaps the senior wasn’t feeling well that day and didn’t have a good appetite. If the situation isn’t serious enough to warrant a phone call, caregivers can simply record it in the notes section, for the client to view at leisure.

We hope that this new technology will connect clients and caregivers more closely, reducing stress for families and providing better care for seniors at home.