A Career of Balance
Enhancing your well-being is a foundational element of our culture. Participate in staff-led guided meditation, or take a yoga class on the Central Green. Walk with your coworkers around campus on our Wellness Walking Circuits, or grab lunch and sit at one of our outdoor seating areas.
A Culture of Community
At APL, we know you have passions outside of work, so we foster a culture that brings people together and enriches your experience. That culture, alongside the world-class, innovative work we do, creates a one-of-a-kind career opportunity.
Generous Vacation and Leave
Paid leave is offered for major holidays, up to seven sick days, and one personal day during the year. Paid leave is also available for military leave, jury duty, continuing education, and bereavement. Paid vacation and annual carryover are based on years of employment and staff level.
Flexibility to Fit Your Schedule
Many positions offer the flexibility of adjusting your work schedule to meet your personal needs. Some employees may be eligible to work remotely.
Everything You Need Located on Campus
Our main campus is equipped with cafeterias, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and locker rooms, a medical center, and a post office. Our Recreation Office offers and coordinates family activities on campus.
Network, Get Involved, and Meet New People
Staff members at APL have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of employee resource groups, clubs, and organizations that provide opportunities to network and grow based on interests, cultural heritage, and more. From promoting diversity to building your presentation skills and even sports leagues, there are many ways to get involved and meet new people.
Giving Back to the Community
APL staff members are involved in a wide range of charitable giving and volunteer activities. Through the STEM Program Office, staff members can volunteer to help local students learn more about careers in STEM, serve as mentors, and more. APL also hosts regular American Red Cross blood drive events, participates in the United Way’s annual giving campaign, and supports activities to help improve the community where we live and work.
Innovation and Collaboration
We are committed to enhancing our culture of innovation through a series of coordinated, enterprise-level initiatives, including Ignition Grants, which allow staff members to submit new ideas for funding and then improve their ideas via crowd-sourcing, and Central Spark, the Lab’s innovation center where staff members can share ideas, innovations, creations, and knowledge on any topic they choose, around the clock, seven days a week.