Ashish Desai

Ashish Desai

Head of engineering, Sagemaker Neo, AWS AI, Amazon, Jersey City, NJ

Fearless leader who brings value to the firm by challenging the status quo, fixing inefficiencies and doing the right thing.

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Leaders who can code, manage teams, strategize and execute are extremely rare. I am passionate about bringing planet scale programs, platforms and technologies from idea to life. If that is what you want, you have found your match. Look no further, give me a call.

I bring multi-faceted hands-on technical experience and leverage it to bring disciplined strategic thinking to complex problems and develop thorough solutions. If it's hard, I want to do it. Over the years of engineering & technology experience I have:

Education / Certifications / Memberships / Affiliations

Transferrable Skills

Technical Skills

Windows, Unix, Linux (Ubuntu, RHEL and variants), Linux Administration
Cloud Technology
Open Stack, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS (All services), Google Cloud
Machine Learning Technology
Tensor Flow, Scikit Learn, Pandas, Flask, SparkML, PySpark, Anaconda, Jupyter
Big Data Technology
Spark, Spark Streaming, Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Data governance and management, Data protection.
Java / JEE, Python, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, SQL
Oracle11g, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB
I can pretty much code in any language, framework or tool. End of story.

Some awesome stuff that I work on

Employment & Experience

Head of engineering, Sagemaker Neo, AWS AI

Jersey City, NJ

Amazon (AWS), Feb 2022 - Till date

I head the engineering of AWS Sagemaker Neo, using which you can run ML models anywhere with up to 25x better performance. Bleeding edge!!

Head of platform engineering, Data Platform, Global Technology

Jersey City, NJ

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Nov 2019 - Feb 2022

Solving some of the hardest data problems on the planet. Period. Idea to data in an instant.

Head of platform engineering, Machine Learning, Global Technology

Jersey City, NJ

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Feb 2018 – Nov 2019, Global Technology

It is my job to engineer and operationalize the platform to enable on demand, always on machine learning services at scale. Period.

Above and beyond my job duties, I help improve developer productivity at the bank, am a part of the engineer experience working group, first to chart out a developer journey, well known thought leader in the bank providing technology advice in several turnkey projects like cloud technology, large scale infrastructure and application development.

Expert Engineer, Global Technology

Jersey City, NJ

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Oct 2014 – Feb 2018, Global Technology

Vice President, Software Engineering Lead

New York, NY

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Jan 2012 – Oct 2014

Senior Associate, Software Engineering Lead

New York, NY

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Jan 2005 – Jan 2012


Ashish is one of the most enthusiastic person I have ever met. He is full of energy and works with full dedication. He is very quick learner and was able to quickly grasp new technology. - Aditya Joshi, Director - Projects at Cognizant Technology Solutions.
I had the pleasure to work with Ashish for 2 years or so and I found Ashish to be extremely detailed and trust worthy. He is technically sound, works hard, efficient and always try to come up with options/solutions. He will be always be a real asset for any team. - Ramachandaran Iyer, Project Manager, Nice Actimize.

Volunteering Experiences


Academy Of Software Engineering, Department of Education, NYC, Sep 2014

On the first day of the school, after summer break, I talked about Software Engineering, Programming and provided the aspiring young students a perspective on the incredible things one can build with software and technology. I provided them a direction on how to achieve & align themselves to learn and do what they love and become future creators of amazing technology, rather than being a technology consumer. The interest and enthusiasm that I saw in them was out of bounds. I plan to engage more deeply into events and workshops. My mission is to create great software engineers (boys and girls alike).

Force for Good, Technology Mentor / Lead

Hands On Network, Sep 2014 – May 2015

As a part of the annual Force for Good program, we help non profit organizations solve their business problems with technology. We helped Hands On Central Ohio in creating a technology product that allows it to expand its outreach to a much wider area providing opportunities for them to reach and help more people needing their service. It was challenging being a technology manager and mentor to an awesome team of young technologists. There have been a lot of tough technical problems that the team faced and my role involved helped them get through those challenges. I helped the team with system architecture, design and infrastructure as well as on going technical assistance to the them.

Technology Mentor

Per Scholas, IT, Oct 2014 – Apr 2015

It's my mission to help create exceptional software engineers and what better opportunity could one get than to mentor young aspiring women who want to succeed in technology. I am also very interested in seeing the participation of Women In Technology and Per Scholas IT is just about the right institution to partner with and mentor candidates towards a successful career in IT. As a part of this initiative, I am devoting my time, training and mentoring candidates, so that they can be next generation creators of technology and awesomeness.

Application Reviewer

National Center For Women In IT (NCWIT), Nov 2013 and Nov 2014

NCWIT is all about aspirations of young women in computing and technology. As a reviewer and a volunteer you devote your time towards the cause. Last month, for the NCWIT awards, I reviewed applications of various participants. It is really impressive to see how those young girls use their skills in technology and computing.