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Johns Hopkins APL Earns a Place Among Computerworld’s Top 10 ‘Best Places to Work in IT’

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:35

100 Best places to work in ITThe Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is one of Insider Pro and Computerworld’s top 10 “Best Places to Work in IT.”

Making the prestigious list of the top 100 information technology (IT) employers for the fourth year in a row, APL earned the No. 10 slot among large organizations. This year’s top 100 included 56 large, 20 midsize and 24 small organizations.

The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top work environments for technology professionals created by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive poll of company offerings such as benefits, diversity, career development, training, retention and, for 2020, pandemic response. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT professionals, whose responses factor in determining the rankings.

Along with the opportunity for staff members to make impactful contributions to programs of national importance, a comprehensive benefits package and its innovative work environment, APL was chosen for its ability to meet the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 by quickly implementing remote meeting and collaboration tools while keeping critical IT systems safe and operational throughout a global pandemic. The Lab was also celebrated for its inclusivity, including practices that promote a vibrant work culture, a strategic mentoring program that fosters development of employees and intern programs offering career opportunities to hundreds of students annually.

“Our entire organization worked together — even through a pandemic — to maintain a highly collaborative and innovative workplace,” said Michael Misumi, APL’s chief information officer and head of its Information Technology Services Department. “The competition to earn a place among the Computerworld Top 100 is tough enough, and for APL to have made the top 10 is an amazing feat. We remain determined to make APL the ‘best place we’ve ever worked,’ and this honor shows the results of that vision.”

APL’s IT department is committed to creating a digital workplace through agile, robust and secure IT that fosters innovative solutions for the Laboratory and its sponsors. Learn more about opportunities to join APL’s IT team at