Cyber Security Engineer -

Cyber Security Engineer

The Tactile Group |  Remote First | Information Security

Job Description
Perks + Benefits
Company Culture Coverage

The Cyber Security Engineer position requires an individual with a broad skillset who is responsible for the creation, delivery, and management of security services across multiple projects. The Cyber Security Engineer is responsible for the architecture, implementation and optimization of cyber security solutions. This position is expected to take ownership of managing all project lifecycle phases to plan, coordinate, document, and implement security for systems, applications, and technologies. The candidate will supervise a junior level employee. The successful candidate is expected to work independently to analyze existing and design new systems’ security. This position reports directly to the Vice President/Chief Operations Officer.

This position requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence with current Public Trust 6C Federal security clearance or eligibility to obtain it.



  • Develop and implement information security plans and policies
  • Develop and implement incident response plans and policies
  • Installation and maintenance of firewalls, VPNs, data encryption, as well as other security products and/or procedures
  • Configure, analyze, and coordinate responses to regular vulnerability scans
  • Implement IT security standards and best practice policies and procedures using the NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Oversee continuous monitoring, annual security self-assessment, and third-party security assessments
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Manage standard security documentation including system description, technical description, system security plan, contingency plan, incident response plan, and other plans as required for security audits and obtaining an Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Oversee resolution of POA&Ms and update security documentation
  • Contribute to workforce training on security standards, policies, and best practices
  • Work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks for each.
  • Interact and collaborate with others to solve problems.
  • Self direction with a strong attention to detail.
  • Work collaboratively, keeping the overall business goals top of mind.
  • Be a creative thinker! Think through each project and explore/develop fresh ideas.
  • Contribute to the overall culture of Tactile by being adventurous in your work, supportive of your peers, and enthusiastic about what we build.
  • Additional responsibilities as defined.


  • Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and 3-5 years hands-on experience in information security
  • Familiarity with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security requirements, including FISMA, FIPS and SP-800 series
  • Strong documentation, presentation, analytics and technical writing experience
  • Knowledge of tools used for vulnerability scanning such as Nessus and Splunk
  • Knowledge of tools used for penetration testing
  • Knowledge of tools used for IT forensics analysis
  • Ability to identify critical risk factors that may impact a project
  • Familiarity with cloud service providers and security practices: AWS required, Azure preferred
  • Excellent organizational abilities, analytical skills, and communication skills; project management skills a plus
  • Hold or be able to obtain one or more of the following certifications:
    • Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Info Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
    • Info Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)
    • ITIL Foundation certification
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate diverse groups toward a common goal
  • Ability to undergo a background check and qualify for public trust security clearance for the federal government
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to client offices (Washington, DC) and company headquarters in Philadelphia (1-2 times per year)


U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, with current Public Trust 6C Federal security clearance or eligibility to obtain it.



The Tactile Group is a full solution application development agency that is designed to give a damn. We love civic-focused work and are committed to developing products that improve the lives of others. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve the objectives of each project through a system of constant communication, efficient project management, extensive research, expert deployment, and continuous improvement.


Tactile offers a great work culture, competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, and an excellent benefit package.


Tactile is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.



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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • FSA
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
Professional Development
  • Training & Development Budget
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
  • 401k with company contribution
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO

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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