Plan, communicate, and benchmark your compensation in real-time.

Senior Manager, Product Design

$178K - $241K
San Francisco, CA | New York, NY
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

About Pave

At Pave, we believe the world of compensation is broken, and we’re going to fix it. Today, teams cobble together hundreds of messy spreadsheets and outdated surveys to determine how to compensate their employees. At best, they’re leveraging stale data from an industry that is quickly evolving past it. Add COVID, a new remote and distributed workforce, and you have an even blurrier picture of what “market compensation” is, how it’s evolving, and how to communicate it to employees.

That’s where we come in. Pave allows companies to benchmark compensation to leaders in their industry, analyze internal compensation data and make the right adjustments, then visually communicate compensation to their employees.  We’re building the world’s largest real-time compensation data platform on the path to help employers and employees navigate the murky world of compensation with clarity, equity, and accessibility. And you don’t have to just hear it from us — you can hear it from our customers: AllbirdsHover, Sweetgreen, Discord and more.

Our team

Our design team is thoughtful, kind, funny and talented. We call ourselves “people people” – we love working with each other to solve challenging, interesting problems for our customers: People teams who work tirelessly to drive better outcomes for their employees. 

Your focus

  • 📈Lead and inspire our design team to do their best work – growing their craft, our design team culture, and their careers to the best of your ability
  • 👯 Partner with our product and engineering teams to drive our product strategy and vision forward. At Pave, we feel that design and product play an especially important role in driving this together. 
  • 🎉 Uplevel all things design at Pave – ensure that designs are executed effectively, the Pave app is getting better everyday, and:
  • 🚗 Drive a culture of user centricity at Pave, ensuring we are driving product and design decisions that are customer-first

  About you

  • 📈 You’re an expert in people development and up-leveling design craft – you have what it takes to grow and empower an incredible design team
  • ✍️ You’re ready to play an active role in driving product strategy , product development, and the culture around how we build products quickly and effectively here at Pave
  • 💪 You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty. You do your best work when you’re working alongside our product and design team, solving problems, giving feedback on mocks, doing discovery, and
  • 🔍 You’re relentlessly customer-focused – you don’t just build a habit out of listening closely to our customers and their needs, you build a culture out of it

Salary Range
Pave’s salary range for this position is $178,500 - $241,500 USD per year. This salary range may include multiple levels – and your level is based on our assessment of your interview performance and experience, which you can always ask the hiring manager about to understand in more detail. Salary is just one component of Pave's total compensation package for employees. Your total rewards package at Pave will include equity, top-notch medical, dental and vision coverage, commuter benefits, catered lunch, an unlimited PTO policy, and many other region-specific benefits.

Our Compensation Philosophy

Pave’s compensation philosophy is to target the 75th percentile of the market for both cash and equity. This means that the “mid point” of every band at Pave is the 75th percentile of the broader market.

Pave also has a merit-based philosophy when it comes to compensation increases. We run a performance cycle twice per year to evaluate employees’ performance. Higher than average performance ratings result in compensation increases to the upper end of the individual’s compensation range for their role. The result is that high performers at Pave are paid above the 75th percentile of the market at large.

Pave is committed to pay equity. If you get an offer from Pave, it will be based on your level as determined by your interview performance. And nothing else. We explicitly do not negotiate salary and equity to ensure that we aren’t introducing bias that could lead to pay inequities within the team between candidates who have different negotiation tactics.

Our Mission

⚖️ Make Compensation Fair.

We are doing this by building the most intelligent compensation platform, powered by the largest real-time compensation dataset on earth. 

Our Values

💡Be Intellectually Honest

☀️ Be Transparent

🔥 Bring Your Fire

Focus On Impact

🤗 Hug Of Jawn

💪 Stretch The Rubber Band

Life at Pave

We’re growing fast, building an incredible team and culture, and having plenty of fun as we do it. Our numerous benefits are thoughtfully selected to support and empower our team every single day.

As an employee at Pave, you will have your choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as access to mental health services and other perks to promote your wellbeing. To enhance your personal and professional growth, you will have a monthly L&D stipend. We take our snacking seriously - employees receive catered lunch and dinner, as well as many fun snacks.

We have high energy in-person culture, and enjoy collaborating with our teammates live! We have a dedicated work from home day each week on Wednesday, additional flexibility by team, and plenty of commuter benefits to enjoy. Join us for retreats, events, and happy hours with our team, friends, and family. Additionally, we encourage our team to unplug with unlimited PTO.

Our company HQ is in San Francisco's Financial district and our New York City office is located in Union Square.


_Pave is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status.


A final note — we highly encourage you to apply for this role, even if you don’t feel entirely qualified, or entirely sure. You never know!




About Pave

** What's the problem? **

  • Do you know how your compensation is decided?
  • How do your employers know the market rate?
  • How is your financial success tied to the company's financial success?

** Who are we: **

Pave is a compensation hub that provides real-time benchmarking data and tools to help companies guide their compensation plans. Companies integrate their HR systems and unlock Pave’s real-time data and suite of intelligent software tools. We communicate the company's compensation policy to their employees, and explain how they grow as the company grows.

** What we do: **

At Pave, you will reinvent the world of compensation and help build a more transparent future. Pave allows companies to benchmark compensation to leaders in their industry, analyze internal compensation data. We launched in March of 2020, and in 2023 now proudly serve over 5,700 customers (and growing!). This makes Pave the largest compensation provider in the world for private technology companies.

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Team Size:170
Location:San Francisco
Matt Schulman
Matt Schulman