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123 Home Street | Buffalo, NY 14222
555.555.5555 | email@example.com
January 23, 2018
Director of Human Resources
101 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Dear Ms. Cartwright:
I am an accomplished software developer with 2+ years of experience working on mainframe data communication networks. Adept at developing software solutions to address customer needs, I would like to bring my collective experience and success to the software developer position you are currently advertising, specifically contributing the following to Grier Communications:
- Proficiency in C#, Java, SQL, Python, UNIX, and n-tier system design.
- Aptitude for creating and administering training programs to enhance employees’ understanding of new software, leading to reduced user error.
- Expertise in assessing and repairing computer hardware, and updating software and computer components to suit the needs of new industry & network software.
As an intern with Premier Investment Computing, I served as one of the primary coding specialists for two separate projects focused on developing scalable, high-performance web applications. In my current role as a software developer for Velcor Computer Designs, I collaborate with senior programmers, analysts, and the backend MongoDB database team to implement quality control measures for high-performance enterprise systems. In this capacity, I also initiated company-wide QC protocols (January 2017) that resulted in a 58% reduction of system failures from the previous year for programming developed for customers, saving the company an estimated $250,000 in labor costs. As your software developer position requires expertise similar to mine, I believe I would serve Grier Communications well in this role.
I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my software development experience at your earliest convenience. I may be reached at 555.555.5555 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.