Dear Sir, Madam,

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to mix my academic experience with employment roles as a software developer. I am now eager to secure a career with a company to further develop my skills and put into practice my skills and qualifications. In response to (Company Name)’s need for an experienced and progressive software developer and engineer in the role of (Job Title), you will find that the enclosed documents respond to all of your requirements.

I possess exceptional academic credentials, having graduated from the University of AnyPlace, Any State with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science earlier this year, coupled with a sustained record of success having Intern experience developing software and building custom web applications and development solutions for various companies. In my previous role as Software Developer at International Company, I was a vital part of the project team that led the redesign of the build and release process, resulting in an increase of productivity by reducing build speed by 50 percent. I am accustomed to working in fast paced environments and excel at dealing with extraordinary circumstances resolving seemingly insurmountable challenges on a regular basis.

My areas of expertise include ASP.NET, MVC, C#, and PHP, along with XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript, supported by exceptionally skilled communication and a thirst to continually develop my technical skills. I bring extensive experience in agile software development practices, employing new systems, technologies, and programming languages, which coupled with my highly creative abilities and organizational skills, make me the ideal candidate for this role. I always work to the best of my ability; the following results speak for themselves indicative of the performance that I offer to your organization:

  • Provided code and support through ASP.NET, T-SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle 9i
  • Developed and implemented a new feedback system for bugs, user’s concerns, and defect tracking regarding use and functionality of new interfaces

My reputation for delivering creative solutions to software development requirements through excellent technical skills, skilled leadership, and a positive outlook would be a definite asset at (Company Name). If you are seeking someone who is undaunted by the challenge and enthused about breaking new ground, with a vision for improving the role of (Job Title), then we should meet.

I look forward to sharing my perspectives on the role at (Company Name).  I plan to follow up with a phone call to arrange a meeting at your convenience.

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