Top Workplaces 2022

No. 2 small Top Workplace 2022: Tiber Technologies specializes in defense software solutions and company culture

From left, Chris Berger, co-founder and director of Tiber Technologies, and Tim Reardon, software engineer, replace a section of a split-rail fence, as the company takes part in an October volunteer event in Laurel. They are working on a home through Rebuilding Together Howard County.

At Tiber Technologies, a highly trained cohort of engineers, developers and other experts who specialize in defense software solutions have formed a unique work culture and found success.

Given the high stakes, Tiber’s leadership makes every effort to create an ideal environment in its Ellicott City office to help achieve their collective goals.


“Employees feel valued and get a sense that their input matters,” said Mark Nester, a director who co-founded the business in 2012 with Chris Berger.

Today, Tiber has a team of about 50 employees and expects to grow.


“Tiber has become a destination in recent years due to our commitment to hiring top-tier technical employees and supporting our employees both in and out of the workplace,” said Jim Malone, the chief operating officer. “We take time to get to know our employees and their career goals and also spend time understanding what’s important to them outside of work. We care about our employees as people first, and that has built Tiber’s reputation with both our employees and industry partners as a company that can be trusted to get the mission done and do it the right way.”

This approach is embodied in Tiber’s senior managers and is woven throughout the company across all of its business areas.

For instance, Tiber looks for special ways to recognize its employees’ accomplishments and milestones. Workers receive cash bonuses for completion of a degree program or attainment of a new technical certification. Employees who reach a significant work anniversary choose a special gift to celebrate the occasion, such as a virtual reality entertainment system, a set of golf clubs or a weekend getaway.

In addition, Tiber employees and their spouses are invited to attend an annual offsite trip.

”Our employees and families have a chance to bond outside of the work environment and discuss future opportunities and development in a fun, comfortable setting,” Malone said. “Most importantly, it allows our employees time for much-deserved relaxation.”


Those aren’t the only perks, Nester said, ticking off smaller-scale events ranging from a mini-golf tournament and ping-pong challenge to a bocce ball contest and waterslide races.

”I have fond memories from past employee events,” Malone said. “Tiber can only provide the venue, but what makes them truly fun and rewarding is the interaction between employees and the memories that are created.”