Justin McGee, DevOps and Solution Architect Developer in Ferny Hills, Queensland, Australia
Justin McGee

DevOps and Solution Architect Developer in Ferny Hills, Queensland, Australia

Member since July 1, 2021
Justin is a well-rounded developer, infrastructure engineer, and manager. He spent 15 years in the IT industry, built many forms of infrastructure across the Windows and Linux world, and developed applications in various languages. He migrated AWS and Office 365 for 100+ virtual machines and 3,000 exchange mailboxes and re-architected Docker and AWS Native services applications. Justin is known for his sense of humor, and while infrastructure is right up his sleeve, he is no stranger to DevOps.
Justin is now available for hire



  • IT Infrastructure 15 years
  • Windows 15 years
  • Linux 15 years
  • IT Networking 15 years
  • PHP 15 years
  • AWS 7 years
  • Python 7 years
  • Cloud Infrastructure 7 years


Ferny Hills, Queensland, Australia



Preferred Environment

Windows, AWS, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Networking, PHP, Python, C#, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've deployed is a Slurm-based auto-scaling HPC solution in AWS for a company that makes microchips.


  • Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    Self-Employed - Owner - Preset Tech
    • Deployed an auto-scaling, spot-instance driven Slurm HPC project for a customer using it for analysis.
    • Migrated several companies into Office 365 and G-Suite, ensuring that mail, contacts and calendars came through.
    • Provide level 3 escalation support for several customers around network, IT infrastructure, and user support.
    Technologies: AWS, Python, IT Infrastructure, Networking, Office 365, Linux, Slurm HPC
  • IT Manager

    2017 - PRESENT
    St. Paul's School
    • Completed an AWS migration for St. Paul's School. This included the re-architecture of applications for Docker and other AWS Native services, as well as the implementation of new and lift-and-shifted EC2 instances in to AWS.
    • Delivered rapid enablement of online teaching and remote learning for Covid-19, helped by our previous migration to cloud-native solutions and AWS.
    • Migrated from an aging Mitel MiVoice system to 3CX, providing better flexibility and reducing costs from an ISDN to SIP conversion.
    • Implemented a BYOD program for students to connect their own devices on campus. This involved the implementation of Aruba Clear Pass, VLANs, and project management.
    • Managed a team of five to provide a consistent excellent level of service for staff and students.
    Technologies: AWS, Windows Server, Linux, Networking
  • Infrastructure Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Ladbrokes Digital Australia
    • Migrated corporate workloads into AWS, away from the aging on-premises hypervisors.
    • Collaborated with the development team on bringing elements of the production stack into AWS, running in Docker.
    • Provided training and professional development to junior members of the team, mentoring them in automating a large number of their processes.
    Technologies: AWS, Nutanix, PHP, Microsoft SQL Server, Docker, Docker Swarm, Office 365
  • Solution Architect

    2015 - 2016
    Idea 11
    • Performed an AWS and Office 365 Migration for 100+ virtual machines and 3,000 exchange mailboxes.
    • Designed and deployed a project to bring two arms of the same company into one, including MPLS deployment and Windows 2003 to 2012 domain migration and merge.
    • Performed many separate greenfield migrations, infrastructure, and AWS assessments for customers.
    Technologies: AWS, Windows Server, C#, Python, Linux, IT Networking


  • YupTimer

    A service availability monitoring platform built with an AngularJS front end, an API gateway and Python back end, and mixed with DynamoDB and MySQL. While small, it's used by some of my customers for monitoring their websites - including one customer who has 700 WordPress websites!

  • AWS and Office 365 Migration

    I was the technical lead responsible for performing a PoC, solution design and implementation of an AWS migration and office 365 migration for a customer with 100+ virtual machines and 3,000+ mailboxes.

    This included the PoC and design of re-architecting their Windows and Linux environment, bringing in direct connections, and updating MPLS WANs for their sites all around Australia.

  • SlinkARK

    A completely dockerized, automated Ark: Survival Evolved server cluster that ran for 12 months prior to shutting down the servers. Utilizing Docker, Scripting, and AWS, I automated the management, deployment, and updating of Ark: Survival Evolved servers for Oceanic. This included also utilizing Grafana and some custom metrics monitoring.

  • The Honeycombers—Autoscaling WordPress

    I participated in designing and implementing the infrastructure for a highly successful travel platform based on WordPress, running in AWS. The autoscaling infrastructure provided ensures maximum uptime and speed.


  • Languages

    PHP, Python, C#
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Windows PowerShell, AngularJS
  • Tools

    VMware, Hyper-V, Terraform, Docker Swarm, Grafana
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, Windows Server, Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud), Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Docker, WordPress
  • Storage

    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon DynamoDB
  • Other

    AWS, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Networking, Office 365, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet Firewall Configuration, 3CX, Networking, Slurm HPC, Information Technology, AWS RDS, Containerization, 802.1X, System Administration, HPC, Palo Alto Firewalls, Nutanix
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Paradigms

    High-performance Computing


  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Information Technology
    2004 - 2009
    Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane, Australia


  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022

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