Emma Humphries' Resume


Summary: Emma Humphries is an experienced web developer and project manager who thrives when integrating systems and working across teams.


November 2015 - Present

As the Bugmaster for the Firefox web browser team, I develop, implement, and educate Mozillans-both staff and community members-about our engineering practices.

The Firefox team had no consistent processes for triaging bugs. After discussions with engineers, product owners, program managers, and QA staff from across Mozilla, I designed and implemented a triage schema for all of Firefox development using our main repository. This enabled me to support engineering management with a view into bugs which could had cause major issues in our relase of Firefox Quantum.

I am preparing rules and policies for using feature flags to deploy new Firefox feature off-release cycle, to avoid future release-related bugs.

The Mozilla bug tracker, Bugzilla, is a social network, and needs moderation and review. I developed a process for handling content in violation of our Codes of Conduct. I collaborated with the community-facing add-ons and support teams on esclation and reporting.

Supporting diversity and inclusion is critical to building great products, so I worked on the revision of our Code of Conduct for Mozillians, tested a pilot of a development course for Mozilla staff from underrepresented groups, and developed and ran experiments on how to improve inclusion in our bug-handling processes.

Peel Technologies, Mountain View

June 2014 - July 2015

WhiteHat Security, Santa Clara

April 2011 - May 2014

Senior Engineer

L4 Systems, Seattle

July 2010 - March 2011

Web Engineer


Linden Research, San Francisco

September 2007 - June 2010

Project Manager, Core Engineering

Technical Project Manager, Open Grid Technologies

Web Engineer

Apple Inc

September 2001 - August 2007

User Interface Engineer, .Mac

Web Engineer, Human Resources

Other Experience

2Roam, Redwood City, CA

Client Development Software Engineer, January 2000 - July 2001

OnRadio, Scotts Valley, CA

Software Engineer, March 1999 - December 1999

Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA

Web Technologist, April 1996 - March 1999

James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council

Web master, December 1995 - May 2004

Technical Skills

Programming Languages and Libraries

JavaScript, Backbone, RequireJS, Perl, JQuery, PHP, Python

Application Development Tools

Jira, Mercurial, Subversion, Git, vim, Jenkins/Hudson, JSHint, JSLint, Selenium, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, Bower, Mimosa


Certified ScrumMaster


MS (Economics)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

BA (Economics)

University of Texas at Austin, 1987