Sample Cover Letter: Senior Software Engineer

REGGIE BROOKS
123 Main Street Apt. 101 New York, NY 00000
000-555-1212 email@gmail.com

March 24, 2013

Mr. Tom Jones
Vice President of Engineering
ABC COMPANY
465 West 28th Street, Ste. 300
New York, NY 00000

Re: Senior Software Engineer

Dear. Mr. Jones:

Matt Wilson suggested I contact you about the opening on your engineering team. After hearing about your desire to lower operating costs and drive efficiencies, I’m convinced that I’m the best engineer for the job. You see, I not only have hands-on expertise in Microsoft Technologies, C++ and Java, I happen to have the problem-solving skills you’re looking for.

In fact, I recently helped a struggling provider of Web-enabled merchant services lower transaction costs and prevent customer defections as you can see by these examples.

* I initiated several changes to APPROVE.NET’s transaction processing systems and interfaces after analyzing the response time of Ajax service calls and noting a number of errors, warnings and informational messages on the event viewer log. The changes resulted in faster processing time and a 15 percent reduction in complaints and refunds.

* After comparing our average transaction costs to eBay’s Digital Service Efficiency metrics, I led a 12-month campaign to move APPROVE.NET’s system to another data center. The initiative resulted in a 5 percent reduction in transaction costs, a more advantageous SLA and no disruption in service.

I’ve also managed a global development team and consistently decreased development time and costs by introducing streamlined engineering processes and best practices everywhere I’ve worked.

I’m very interested in the position and think I’m a great fit. I’ll call next week to see about scheduling a meeting. In the meantime, I hope you’ll review my resume and talk to Matt about my qualifications.

Sincerely,
Reggie Brooks

Attachment: Professional Resume R Brooks
REGGIE BROOKS, Senior Software Engineer – New York, NY 000-555-1212 email@gmail.com