Miles is from the north bay area and lives in Portland, Oregon. He has a degree in Computer Science from Lewis & Clark College. As a student, Miles interned at Mozilla and Sandia National Labs and did cybersecurity research and TA work at Lewis & Clark College. Miles works on AWS-centric operations projects for Mozilla, and has written, deployed, and maintained several services over the course of his time at Mozilla. His primary research interests are in distributed systems and programming language theory.
Deployed and maintained important cloud services used within and outside Mozilla including: Gurock’s Testrail, Mozilla-developed Morgoth, Antenna, Switchboard, and Reaper. Revamped the deployment process and stabilized the production elasticsearch cluster as primary operations engineer for crash-stats, an instance of Socorro that tracks the stability of Firefox.
Designed and developed Reaper, an open source Golang application for identifying and managing AWS resources. Built Reaper into a fully-featured application with customizable filters, multiple resources types, and features such as statistics reporting, owner notifications, and scheduled resizing and termination. Deployed multiple Firefox-related web applications, including Switchboard, an A/B testing backend for Firefox for Android, and a secure logging endpoint for WebRTC test calls.
Maintained and wrote code for several APIs to Minimega, a Sandia lab directed research and development project written in Go. Developed reverse engineering, web exploitation, and codebreaking problems for Sandia’s computer security Capture the Flag competition.
Developed a scoring engine and web interface for EDURange, a platform for automating deployment of computer security exercises on AWS. Learned Ruby, Rails, Chef, and more while building backend tools using the AWS API for Ruby.
Created and tested security training scenarios to help students learn Linux and networking basics on the Raspberry Pi. Worked with a team implementing infrastructure and software for dynamic analysis of Android malware at scale.