If you’ve passed through Philly, you’ve more than likely come across The Tactile Group’s work. With highly recognizable clients like the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, and the U.S. Department of Education, it would be hard for you not to run into their innovative and engaging website, software, and database design campaigns around town.
Guided by the company slogan “Designed to Give a Damn,” Tactile has been committed to providing high-quality digital experiences for local, state and federal government agencies and private clients since 2012. The firm’s been creating design projects in various mediums for the private sector since 2004. Devs, designers, and professionals that enjoy creating immersive experiences will thrive at Tactile. Caring for clients and the internal team alike has consistently paid off for Tactile, leading to the company winning many awards for their work.
Internally, Tactile has a remote-first working environment. While headquartered in Center City Philadelphia, the team is set-up throughout the continental U.S. Though physically distant, the team actively maintains its diverse and inclusive culture and community via regularly scheduled virtual lunches, happy hours, a camera-on meeting policy, and an annual in-person company retreat.
Tactile team members pride themselves on camaraderie and a mutual appreciation of their co-workers. Impressive feats and hard-working staff are applauded during regular company stand-ups.
With an inviting and empathetic working atmosphere, employees are encouraged to ask questions and problem-solve alongside their managers at Tactile. You’ll learn hard software skills and the benefits of being part of a great team.
“It’s just really nice to work at a company where each member and their contributions are valued. If they hire you, they believe that you are going to be able to do your job without a lot of micromanaging and that you are also going to be an asset to support other people doing their jobs.”Leigh Peele Digital Project Manager
“At The Tactile Group, I feel like they value who they hire and what kind of diversity they have on the team. It’s an environment where I don’t feel hesitant to talk to somebody about how I feel. That open communication is one of the biggest things for me as an employee.”Prash Davé Lead Front End Developer
“You can tell everyone on our team loves what they do. We are not just trudging through the day. We want to get to the bottom of things and problem-solve. Being passionate and having a willingness to learn is really important.”Stephanie Mordente Lead UX / UI Designer
What’s the company workflow like?
We work with an exciting array of clients whose programs cover a large swath of topics: education, governmental relations, city infrastructure, and more. Our projects also vary in timelines. Some are multi-year projects that we consistently monitor and improve, while others need to be created in less than a month, such as the website for the city’s campaign to be Amazon’s next HQ.
No matter the deadline, your work will always be backed by experienced supervisors and a supportive team working toward a common goal.
What kind of tech do you use?
Our devs and designers use tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Abstract, Miro, Node.js, Expression Engine, and Craft. We believe in our team and trust them to use the right tools for their projects, so designs are not limited to certain softwares or technologies.
To stay organized and connected, our team relies on the Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, and Slack.
What will I learn at Tactile?
First things first, if you’re ambitious and already curious about advancement, we want to meet you. To advance employees’ skills and careers, Tactile provides company-sponsored professional development, such as LinkedIn Learning, fully-funded conferences, courses and webinars.
These accommodations aren’t limited to certain events or curriculums. We are open to any employee requests about an educational or developmental experience that they believe will bolster their skillset.
What do you look for in applicants?
All of the folks at Tactile know and love what they’re doing. Passion for our work and a strong skill set are important, but not everything for our team. We pride ourselves on the genuine employees we already have and appreciate people who seem like they can add to our existing company culture.
To get a feel for candidates’ potential success at our company, certain applicants will have a separate sit-down with Tactile employees so we can hear feedback from our staff. Maintaining company cohesion is crucial to our mission.
Tactile is growing and wants to bring talented, team-building technologists along for the ride.
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