Senior Product Designer at Tropic (Greater NYC Area, NY or Remote)

| Greater NYC Area | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: $140,000 Annually
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Tropic helps innovative companies save time and money by delivering unprecedented visibility and control over every dollar, every contract, and every supplier in one place. We're the spend management software, data, and services you can trust—we guarantee it. Tropic is procurement paradise, where your bottom line is our top priority.

We launched from stealth in 2020, raised $65 million in back-to-back Series A & B funding, grew 5X, were named a LinkedIn Top Startup, are building an incredible team and award-winning culture, and are managing over a billion dollars in spend for companies like DocuSign, Intercom, Notion, Plaid, & Greenhouse. Now is the perfect time to join. The best is yet to come! 🌴🚀


We are looking to hire someone based in New York, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Utah, Washington, Tennessee, or North Carolina for this position.

About the Role

The Tropic design team is looking for a Senior Product Design with experience solving problems for B2B SaaS products.

You will report to the Product Design Manager and partner closely with cross-functional stakeholders, product teammates, fellow designers, and engineers on our remote-first team.

We love systems, do our best to automate and document repeatable processes, and proactively collect and organize product feedback. We also encourage you to bring your creative ideas on how to improve our team as we scale.

What You'll Do

  • Create intuitive design solutions for complex problems using any combination of process flows, wireframes, storyboards, documentation, visual mockups, and prototypes.
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers throughout the product development process.
  • Work with other designers on the team to contribute, expand, and document our growing design system.
  • Partner with product managers to conduct and facilitate user research and validation.
  • Use data and customer feedback from research to support various design and product decisions.
  • Participate in design reviews to share and respectfully critique work with fellow designers.
  • Articulate your design solutions to stakeholders, peers, and executives for review and feedback.
  • Actively find ways to improve the Tropic platform and customer experience.
  • Become an expert on all things Tropic and the procurement process.

What You’ve Done

  • 6+ years of experience working as a product designer on B2B SaaS products.
  • Are an expert in Figma, auto-layout, components, and variants.
  • Experience reducing complex problems to scalable, easy-to-use, and understandable products.
  • A strong appreciation for design principles, especially ones of simplicity and consistency.
  • An understanding of front-end development and consider any technical restrictions when designing solutions.
  • Are a highly effective communicator who can use a combination of Slack, Loom, and various documentation tools to communicate with teammates.
  • An expert-level understanding of either UI or UX in relation to SaaS products.
  • A desire to go outside your comfort zone to take on new challenges and ask hard questions.


Specific to pay transparency laws, the minimum annual salary for this position is $140,000 and may also include commission, incentive pay, incentive stock options, and benefits. The final job level and compensation will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, years of relevant experience, skills, qualifications, certifications, geographic location, and other business considerations.

What We Offer
  • Remote first work environment
  • Optional offices in NYC, Atlanta, Austin, and Denver
  • Virtual & in-person meetups
  • 401k plan with 4% company matching
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents 
  • Unlimited flexible vacation and holiday time off
  • 100% covered employee and family medical, dental & vision plans 
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • Annual WFH stipend 
  • Online mental health therapy
  • Commuter benefits, FSA, HSA
  • Award-winning values and culture 

Research suggests that 60% of those identifying as under-represented might have talked themselves out of applying due to imposter syndrome or the confidence gap. If this applies to you, feel empowered to apply for this role even if your experience doesn't exactly match up to our job description (our job descriptions are directional and not perfect recipes for exactly what we need).

Tropic is an equal opportunity employer that supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected class. Tropic is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • HotwireLibraries
    • StimulusLibraries
    • TailwindLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GitHubServices
    • Google CloudServices


We're located in the trendy Flatiron District of Manhattan, which has a vibrant mix of office buildings, parks, famous restaurants and boutiques.

An Insider's view of Tropic

What are some social events your company does?

At Tropic, we are intentional about our social events. Twice a year we come together in person to celebrate the amazing work our team has done-we just came back from Cancun where 100 of us gathered to celebrate our Series B raise! Virtual events include Trivia Night, Pride movie night & brunch. Events make Tropic’s culture & people so special!


Head of People

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a Product Manager, communicating with other departments is a MUST! I'm really grateful that the team has been thoughtful about providing avenues for my team to interact with others in a way that optimizes for efficiency while still allowing for spur-of-the-moment collaboration. This comes in the form of organized Slack channels and defined best.


Senior Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Tropic has invested in my growth since day one with an individualized development plan, mentorship and a clear line of sight into areas of opportunity. Because of the leadership team, I’ve been able to transition into my long-term goal of full-time people management; supporting, coaching and leveling up our next generation of CSMs!


Manager, CSM

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We believe everyone at Tropic has ideas that will make our company better. It is a priority to make sure people have the opportunity to share, and their voice is heard in a meaningful.

For us it's not just about giving people the microphone, but acting on those ideas; bringing them to life and encouraging more thoughtful ideation!



What are Tropic Perks + Benefits

Tropic Benefits Overview

At Tropic we believe happy, healthy employees foster better ideas, execution, and growth. We want to make sure everyone has their needs not only met, but exceeded.

Between our numerous benefits and competitive salaries, we believe Tropic is one of the best places to work in New York City.

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
Tropic reimburses $500 a year for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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