Reality Defender

Enterprise Deepfake Detection

Data Engineer

New York / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Gaurav Bharaj
Gaurav Bharaj

About the role

Reality Defender is a rapidly growing technology startup building the future of deepfake detection technology.

Reality Defender seeks a data engineer. You’d work on product-oriented dataset for synthetic (deep-fake) media (image, video, audio) detection and tackle cutting-edge deep learning, audio and computer vision data problems with an emphasis on classification and adversarial methods.


  • Build scalable datasets and their delivery pipelines
  • Closely interface with R&D team for machine (deep) learning model training and evaluation
  • Build data collection and processing pipelines
  • Develop at-scale data extraction, cleaning, and labeling, including human annotation methodology
  • Methodology to ingest new (image, video, audio) datasets -- research-based, and commercial
  • Define metrics for dataset imbalance, visualization, and data sampling
  • Automate data quality control and content moderation


  • Proficient in software development, esp. Python
  • Interest in data exploration, visualization, cleaning, and analytics for real-world data modelingFamiliarity with audio and video file formats, and codecs
  • Solid understanding of linear algebra, statistics and ML concepts
  • Experience working with very large databases and data analysis tools/libraries, for example, SQL, Pandas, etc.
  • Smart, driven, and passionate about helping Reality Defender change the world
  • Team player with a positive attitude, sincerity, and good communication skills


  • Attention to Detail — Requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing tasks
  • Analytical Thinking — Requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Independence — Requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done
  • Initiative — Requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Achievement/Effort — Requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks

Lines of communications

  • The position reports to the Head of Research & Development

About Reality Defender

  • Join our team and help us develop next-generation technologies that will protect billions of users against multimodal misinformation and disinformation

Why you should join Reality Defender

Reality Defender is a rapidly growing technology startup building the future of deepfake detection technology.

You will help create an AI-first state-of-the-art scalable platform that supports multiple AI models processing thousands of user uploaded videos, images and audio files per day in real time.


Reality Defender
Team Size:10
Location:New York
Gaurav Bharaj
Gaurav Bharaj
Benjamin Colman
Benjamin Colman
Ali Shahriyari
Ali Shahriyari