Software Engineer Cover Letter Sample

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  Nancy Smith
123 Home Street | Buffalo, NY 14222
555.555.5555 | nancy.smith@email.com

January 23, 2018

Samantha Cartwright
Director of Human Resources
Grier Communications
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 nancy.smith@email.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Nancy Smith

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