An Award-Winning Company Culture

Our culture is rooted in our core values, which have evolved over time and our employees have embraced – Integrity, Ingenuity, Excellence, Respect, Inclusion, Teamwork. At our core, Aptima researches, develops, and innovates within an area that engineering firms largely ignore, the human component. To impact the world in meaningful ways, you must bring those innovations to light, and that is precisely what we do.

A Focus on Innovation and People

For more than 25 years, we’ve combined social science principles with quantitative computational methods to deliver leading-edge solutions that optimize and improve human performance. Our culture encourages every Aptimist at every level of the company to embrace an entrepreneurial and creative spirit, while providing a work environment that ensures synergy, enhances productivity, and accelerates learning, training, and readiness.

Learning & Development

Tuition, seminar, and conference reimbursement to help you pursue and attain your educational goals. Paid memberships for professional development. Weekly brown bags with engaging speakers. DE&I training.

Medical, Dental,
& Vision

Aptima provides competitive health coverage, including HSA & FSA plans.

401k &

Aptima’s competitive 401k plan matches $1 for $1 on the first 4% of total compensation and the company contribution vests immediately.

Paid Leave

With our generous leave program, new full-time employees start off with 4 weeks of paid leave + 2 additional weeks of floating holiday time to use.

Recognitions Awards

Aptimists have the opportunity to earn up to an additional $3,000 per year by being recognized by their peers on their accomplishments.

What We Value


We conduct our business in strict observation of regulations and laws, and with the highest ethical standards.  We encourage honest open communication and sharing of information at all levels of the company. Opportunities at Aptima are open to all who are qualified.


We value our staff’s ability to solve difficult problems and to exercise the power of creative imagination.  We expect our staff to be uniquely creative and innovative in the development of solutions for our customers and for Aptima’s organization.


Aptima’s long term success is based on the quality of the work that we deliver to our customers.  Human performance engineering is an emerging discipline and Aptima is a growing and changing company. For our continued pursuit of excellence, it is essential that employees in all positions contribute their best ideas.


We treat each other, our partners, and our customers with courtesy and respect. When we offer criticism, it is constructive and focused on achieving our shared goals. We make the effort to empathize with others and understand their perspectives. Everyone at Aptima has a valuable role to play.


Great teamwork is essential to our shared goal of Aptima’s success. We value and support the key elements of teamwork, all enabled by a sense of genuine empathy for each other: trust, supportive behavior, communication, initiative, and leadership. We honor our commitments to our customers and to each other.


Everyone at Aptima is expected to make a contribution to our success, and those contributions are not identical. We respect multiple viewpoints, and we value individual differences.  We aim to include everyone so that they achieve their own best potential.

Aptima’s work ensures our employees stay on the cutting-edge of technology and industry developments. 

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Legally, this means: Aptima, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. Aptima, Inc.’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member). Or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. We take steps to provide our employees, applicants, and others with whom we do business with an environment that is free of any form of discrimination and harassment (including harassment based on any of these characteristics). Aptima, Inc. will not tolerate statements or actions that create a discriminatory or harassing work environment. Nor will we tolerate any coercion, intimidation, interference or other retaliation against any member of our workforce for making a complaint in compliance with Aptima, Inc.’s policies or for assisting in any investigation of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

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