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Product Designer



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
Who We Are

Tread serves the $660Bn Global Construction Materials market with a unifying software platform that helps materials producers, haulers, and construction contractors connect, collaborate, and transact. We are bringing consumer grade software to a category that has been deeply overlooked, for an audience that is responsible for our built world, and sorely needs software to drive profitability and performance.

Founded in 2016, Tread has recently relaunched its software platform on an entirely re-designed and re-built platform on a modern, scalable, and flexible technology stack. We are looking for talented, high agency individuals that are looking to execute with velocity, drive impact, and collaborate on teams with a bias for action. At Tread, you will learn to balance the tightrope of a high quality bar with ever increasing need for speed. Hear what our team has to say by browsing our blog.

Why We’re Hiring For This Role:

Tread delivers a software platform that transforms the complex order to cash workflow into beautiful consumer grade software that makes all construction materials management stakeholders' lives easy and less chaotic. Over time, our software will transition from a workflow aide, to a true co-pilot. Managing this transition requires gaining the trust of our users, and delivering this experience in a well-designed, simple and easy to understand interface is critical.

We serve a multi-stakeholder audience and are rapidly expanding the surface area of our application as a true end to end system of record. We are looking for a product designer who is excited to work closely with the CEO and engineering team to understand customer requirements, and design products to deliver functional simplicity to the end customer. We are looking to add a full time product designer who is comfortable building across web, mobile apps, and mobile web experiences.

What You’ll be Responsible For:

As a Product Designer at Tread, your primary responsibility will be working with our CEO and engineering team to design products across web, mobile, and mobile web that drive operational efficiencies and profitability for our customers. You will be primarily focused on low-process, high-velocity product design, with rapid iterations from low to hi-fi Figma deliverables. You will be responsible for maintaining our common UI/UX patterns, and designing for implementation simplicity for our engineering team. You’ll be involved both with product scoping and with engineering execution.

Early on, you’ll jump right into:

  • Familiarize yourself with our product, customers, industry, and figma files

  • Immediately jump into design execution, leaning heavily on CEO to learn and make well-informed decisions through team-work and collaboration

  • Get involved with product execution and engineering team, offering up help and getting quick wins with the existing product

  • Review session recordings to understand the gaps between product design and customer behavior

As you get more comfortable, you will:

  • Work with CEO and product to design new workflows and new product solutions

  • Establish more cohesive design principles and design systems

  • Design and develop clickable figma prototypes in advance of development

  • Prep production ready files for both dev and marketing

  • Continue to focus on design velocity, and how it translates to product and development velocity

Ingredients for success in Product Design at Tread

  • Bias for action, enjoys high intensity quick turns and rapid iterations with lots of feedback

  • Several years of designing interactive applications

  • Excellent visual, UI, and interaction skills

  • Comfortable working in a low-process, highly opinionated product environment

  • No ego / high humility - design is opinionated and forged in the fire of feedback, both team and users

  • Desire and ability to work closely with engineers and other partners to ensure a high-quality implementation - work does not end with a Figma file!

  • Passion for design and figuring out best-in-class solutions to UX, UI, and interaction challenges

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to think through complex interaction design

  • Expressing ideas through visuals and prototyping (Tread uses Figma)

  • Experience with design systems, programming, and using technical tools is a major +

  • Enthusiasm for latest trends in design, including GenAI and modern tooling for the discipline

In Office Expectations:

At this critical stage in our company's growth, the ability to rapidly iterate, collaborate, and accelerate company velocity are key to our success. Having operated remotely for the past 18 months, we've observed challenges in maintaining the pace of our progress, cultivating inter-departmental relationships, and sustaining overall job satisfaction without regular in-person interactions. We recognize that this perspective might not be for everyone, and we respect that. However, we are specifically looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about collaborating in person. Our in-office policy is designed to be flexible, yet we anticipate spending the majority of the workweek together at our office. This expectation accommodates necessary exceptions for travel and personal time off (PTO).

Why You’ll Love Working at Tread:

Tread is building the next billion dollar construction tech software company, and knows that a combination of passion, hard work, and resilience is what will get us there. Our team members joined Tread because they were excited to work with passionate people who cared about solving real problems with urgency. Tread aims to unlock an environment where every individual can learn from their colleagues daily, and deliver impact at every level and role within the organization. We aim to make our customers’ lives dramatically better, and take that commitment seriously. We understand that hard work is a required element of doing anything extraordinary, but are comfortable with providing flexibility in location, work schedules, time off, and great benefits, to ensure you can focus on your best work.

Our Core Values

Our values are the foundational pillar that keeps us focused on our mission and vision. They collectively determine how we interact with each other, work, and how we approach challenges everyday.

  • Own the outcome.
    We act as if there is no one else to solve the problems that arise. We act quickly and follow through until the end result is clear and achieved.

  • Communicate directly.
    We emphasize clarity of message and speed of understanding. We synthesize information on behalf of others. We document rigorously for async communications and learning.

  • Raise the bar.
    We endeavor to be the best at what we do. We hold our teammates to high standards, and push each other to achieve quality that delights customers and inspires pride in our team.

  • Do boldly, today.
    We aim high, and execute relentlessly to deliver. We constantly iterate on how to move faster. If it needs to be done, do it today.

  • Celebrate wins.
    We are building a generational company that has no finish line. So we celebrate the wins from our team and individuals intentionally and frequently.

Pay and Benefits
The annual US base salary range for this role is $140,000-$220,000. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Tread and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidates experience, qualifications, and location. Additional benefits for this role include: equity, 401(k) plan, medical, dental, and vision benefits.

Hiring Process for This Role:

  • Initial Meeting: You’ll meet with either our People team or CEO for 30-45 minutes to learn more about the role and opportunity. This gives us the opportunity to learn more about your experience and for you to ask any questions you have for the role.

  • Manager Interview: You’ll meet the hiring manager for this role, Sameer, CEO, for a 45-minute interview, where you will cover a range of topics including past experiences as well as some technical components to ensure experience and capabilities are a fit.

  • Design Case Studies / Paid Project: We’ll discuss opportunities to work together to establish fit for both you and us. Any work prior to full-time employment would be mutually agreed upon, fully compensated, time-boxed, with clear benchmarks for success.

  • Colleague/Panel Interview: You’ll meet with members of the team for 30-45 minutes interviews to dive deeper into your related skills and experience

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. Think you have what it takes, but not sure you check every box? Apply to the role anyways. We’d love to talk and determine together whether you could be a great fit!

We believe that diverse teams perform better and that fostering an inclusive work environment is a key part of growing a successful team. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to working with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.