Founding Data Engineer

Founding Data Engineer

Verasight (formerly Reality Check Insights) powers data-driven decisions and shapes the national conversation (e.g. Los Angeles Times, The Economist, RealClearPolitics). We are looking for a founding software engineer to build innovative and scalable technology as we grow our community of people who share their opinions and perspectives. We are a scrappy team and you will work directly with the founders to build Verasight and the future of data collection & analysis. We depend on colleagues who are diverse, team oriented, novel thinkers, and passionate about redefining the data landscape. Verasight works to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included.


  • Architect, build, and maintain complex databases and data ingestion pipelines
  • Manage and lead all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Build and lead team of developers
  • Design cutting-edge system to grow our community of people who share their opinions and perspectives
  • Work directly with our founders and data scientists to build streamlined and automated processes


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Experience designing and deploying high performance systems with reliable monitoring and logging practices
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and query authoring (SQL)
  • Experience operating in hyper-growth environment
  • Full stack experience or knowledge preferred
  • Innovative mindset and meticulous attention to detail
  • Willingness to operate independently and desire to constantly innovate


  • Competitive company equity in Verasight
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Opportunities for op-ed publications and media appearances

About Us

Founded by Peter Enns (Cornell Professor of Government) and Ben Leff (Stanford GSB and ex. Goldman Sachs), Verasight recently raised a pre-seed round from leading Venture Capital investors, including Peterson Ventures and Nimble Ventures. Our customers include national media organizations, investors, brands, and researchers. We are looking for bold leaders to join our team to re-invent what it means to power data-driven decisions.

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