As a software developer you will be responsible for developing new and existing software as to a clients or planned specifications. You will be able to take an idea from plan and work with other developers to an end result writing new software programs for various things depending on the clients or companies that you work for.
You will need to be able to work in a number of different programming languages and to keep your skills up to date. You will need to pay great attention to detail in your work and to keep your technical skills up to date at all times.
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Software Developer Cover Letter Example
Application for the role of Software Developer
I would like to apply for the role of Software Developer which you have got advertised in (which publication and when).
I have been writing software and working in this industry for (how long). The languages that I can write in are (list what languages you can use confidently and rate any that you only know at a basic level).
I enjoy working in IT and especially with software and I am always interested to learn new skills. I feel that I have a good all round mix and have spent a lot of time working with my clients to ensure that they end up with the product that they set out to achieve. I get a real sense of achievement in reaching the end of a project and seeing new software I have developed go live.
I am very hard working and enthusiastic, I work primarily on my own through concentration periods when writing software but I also work as part of a larger team and I enjoy this.
Please find enclosed my up to date CV, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.
Software Developer Cover Letter
Dear [Insert name here],
Job Application for Software Developer
Having read your recent advertisement for the vacancy of Software Developer at your Head Office address, I write to apply for the post.
After 5 years of experience working in a similar role I have had the opportunity to demonstrate excellent initiative working within a busy team, have a high attention to detail and the ability to work well within a team. I consider these are all vital skills required in order to undertake the tasks and duties outlined in the job description.
I note that your business strives to be the most successful in your field, and for that reason I would truely be grateful for an opportunity to have an interview to discuss my experience and how I can fit in to your company.
I enclose a copy of my current CV for your consideration and hope that I will hear from you soon.