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123 Home Street | Buffalo, NY 14222
555.555.5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
January 23, 2018
Director of Human Resources
101 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Dear Ms. Cartwright:
I am an accomplished software engineer with 4+ years of experience implementing and maintaining software to address the needs of clients in multiple fields, including banking/finance, education, and healthcare. Adept at developing software solutions to address customer needs, I would like to bring my collective experience and success to the software engineer 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.
Prior to graduation, I interned for a communications firm where I aided software engineers and computer programmers in developing databases and mobile applications for clients. I also provided ongoing support during and after software installation. Then, as a software engineer for Warden Communications and Trillium Programming, I utilized C# and Java for website development projects while also excelling at addressing security breaches and implementing protocols that reduced breaches by over 80%. As your software engineer 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 engineer experience at your earliest convenience. I may be reached at 555.555.5555 or via email at email@example.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.