Mission: A Place for Mom and our valued partners are dedicated to improving and enhancing the lives of seniors, one family at a time. We live our mission through empowered families, trusted advisors, successful partners and passionate employees. Together we are uplifting lives
A Place for Mom is a senior living referral company dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families. We are transforming the way consumers make senior care decisions, find and connect with senior living communities.
Through our local Senior Living Advisors, comprehensive senior housing database and resources you won't find anywhere else, we equip families with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions and feel less alone as they face the many challenges of caring for aging loved ones.
We’re deeply committed to both the well-being of seniors and the satisfaction of the families we support. In our most recent family satisfaction study, 98% were highly satisfied with the service we provide.
Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Seattle with more than 300 Senior Living Advisors located in major metropolitan areas across Canada and the United States.
A Place for Mom is your chance to make an impact in a thriving, mid-sized company and feel good about where you work. You'll collaborate with outstanding colleagues; smart, supportive, creative people with diverse experiences at companies that range from Seattle tech start-ups to Amazon and Expedia, to best-in-class senior living corporations and global consulting firms BCG and McKinsey. We're always looking for passionate people whose ideas and ambitions can make a big difference. To view current job openings, click here:
A career with A Place for Mom is your opportunity to join a growing company genuinely committed to making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. Our employees are the reason we're able to help more than 200,000 families a year. Beyond the creative, collaborative atmosphere we work in every day, we're dedicated to providing our employees with a robust benefits program.
All-Inclusive Paid Time Off Policy
Comprehensive Health & Well-Being Benefits
Competitive Pay, Retirement & Savings Benefits
Culture & Perks
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
A Place for Mom is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring and valuing a diverse work team. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all applicants and employees, and to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotions, and treatment on the job, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Work Hard. Play Hard.
We’re committed to continuous improvement – not only for the business, but within our own team as well. We encourage our team to develop their own delivery style and cadence. Each team develops their own approach to delivery with their business counterparts resulting in better communication and faster execution. By empowering our developers to experiment with new technologies and to be highly engaged with the business, they understand how they're contributing to the overall success of the company at every step.
As a team, we work together to create cutting-edge products while also emphasizing a core set of cultural tenants:
Ownership – We own our solutions from end to end. When issues arise we employ Kaizen methodologies and the technical aptitude of our developers to ensure that they are addressed quickly and permanently.
Leadership – Every person on our technical staff has the ability to lead through example, innovation and passion in their work. With daily stand-ups, monthly roadmap and business reviews, everyone has the opportunity to have their ideas heard and implemented.
Transparency – Our team spends a lot of time working directly with the business leadership group to develop delivery roadmaps. Through meetings and updates, we take this map and ensure it's being driven forward.
Customer Centricity – We focus heavily on both internal and external customers. We have more than 15 years of data at our disposal to help ensure that we are the first to identify trends for all the solutions that we provide to our customers.
What made you decide to come to work for APFM?
There were several things. First, the Technology Team is led by some of my former Amazon.com colleagues, who I trust and respect a lot. Next, I love the mission -- we get to help families find the best care for their loved ones every day. I’m also very excited by our technology challenges. The business is scaling much faster than our legacy systems can handle, so we have to re-engineer them. Finally, I have a nice balance of working remotely from home (in Portland) and working at the corporate office (in Seattle). This allows me to be very productive and stay connected to my peers, customers, and leadership.
What surprised you about APFM when you first joined the team?
Within the past year the company has hired several very smart Directors of Strategy who are driving a lot of improvement initiatives. I love working with these people. Every time we get a project from them I know it will be fun and have a major impact on the business. I’ve never had this kind of support before.
Which projects are you most proud of since you joined APFM?
In the four months that I’ve been here most of my work has been focused on performance optimization and scalability. There is one project, which was defined by one of the aforementioned Directors of Strategy, that stands out in my mind. We wanted to radically improve the algorithm for recommending properties to the families who contact us. The old algorithm was really simple; it only considered proximity to the family’s desired location. The new algorithm incorporates a lot of other data points, almost all of which are unique to APFM. We’ve talked about using machine learning techniques to improve this even more, which might happen in the future.
What are some key things you’re learning at APFM?
I didn’t know anything about the business before I joined, so I learn new things about it every day. On the technology side I’m focused on learning things that will help us scale our systems and improve our team’s productivity. Here’s a laundry list of topics: Amazon Web Services (SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, Lambda), Node.js, Neo4j, and Google Chrome Extensions. That list may seem somewhat random, but it makes sense from where I sit.
What is your favorite thing about your job and your team?
This job is perfect for me. I get to learn new things, write a lot of code, and solve hard problems while also providing technical leadership and influencing our team’s priorities and direction. If I was to distil all of that down to a favorite thing about my job it would be variety. My favorite thing about the team is its conviction. There is a lot of healthy debate around technical decisions, ownership and priorities. I like that; it means that people are engaged and care about what they’re doing.
What advice would you give someone who is considering applying for a role on the tech team?
We love working with smart and passionate people. When you interview with us emphasize your problem-solving skills, ownership, dedication and curiosity. If you’re applying for a software engineering job, brush up on your data structures and algorithms.
I have been working at A Place for Mom full-time (More than a year)
Great leadership, an innovative company and a growing industry with a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction with the families you assist every day.
With such a unique approach to a growing need, its difficult at times to convey the significant value of a partnership to prospective partners. Getting better each day though.
Advice to Management
Keep it up..... Thank you!
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at A Place for Mom.
Their was a phone interview and skype interview. During the skype interview we went through my experience and sales background. It was not a long interview and I found I got the job a few days later.