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Published January 31, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Ginny McCright

Meet a Senior Engineering Manager at Ocient.

By Ocient Staff

Ocient is a company full of innovative and energetic individuals that work at the forefront of hyperscale innovation. In our employee spotlights, we like to showcase a selection from our cutting-edge talent pool. This month, we spoke with Ginny McCright, about her interests both inside and outside of life at Ocient.

Ginny is a Senior Engineering Manager on the Development Team that oversees a team of engineers responsible for designing and developing software to fit users’ needs. This team plays a key role in developing, coding, building, installing, configuring, and maintaining Ocient solutions. Let’s dive into Ginny’s background and learn how she fits into her role here at Ocient.

Where are you based and how do you take advantage of our remote first policy

I live on a lake in northern Minnesota and the nearest city is 60 miles away. I love my 30 second “commute” to my office every day. I am thrilled to be able to work on cool things with ingenious people while living in the middle of flyover country.

How long have you been with Ocient? 

I have been at Ocient for eight months.

What are some things you like to do in your free time?

In the summer, we love “lake life” – boating, swimming, and a lot of entertaining. Year-round, I treasure any time that my family gets together, whether at the lake or traveling together. When I lived in Arizona, I used to enjoy hiking in the desert.

What’s the next place you would like to check off of your travel bucket list?

I started first grade in Madrid, Spain, but I have never been back.  I would love to visit my home there and see my childhood memories through adult eyes.

What do you find unique about working at Ocient?

I knew at the end of my first day at Ocient that I would love this job. Eight months in, I am still on my honeymoon. It is exciting to be a part of a group of brilliant people working on transformational technology with all of us pulling in the same direction.

Would you like to give an employee shoutout to someone who has inspired you or helped you out along the way?

I left Mayo Clinic and moved to the lake just ahead of the Covid epidemic. I worked in AmeriCorps for a year teaching young children how to read – a fulfillment of a childhood desire to be a teacher. Just as I was starting to think of what to do next, a former IBM colleague, Shantan Kethireddy, reached across the years and the miles to tell me about Ocient. I am forever grateful. Thank you, Shantan!

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Ocient is a remote-first company full of efficiently effective & craft driven contributors. We are passionate about delivering the very best in hyperscale data solutions to our customers. Meet other members of our management team on our Meet the Team page or explore our partnership opportunities.