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Check resume in English

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Hello, guys!
I have been learning English about 5 years and algorithms with data structures more than 2 years. But I’m still not fluent on it. After many years of working with books and different courses, I decide to apply for SWE position at big companies. I wrote a resume and cover letters. I would be very grateful if somebody helps me to check typos and errors in my English and provide me a feedback.

Resume/Software Development Engineer

Java developer/Liberty Mutual Insurance/from Nov 2014

  • Simplified user interaction by using multithreading in Java to confirm electronic insurance policies
  • Created the system of personal messages using JSF
  • Developed the back-end and front-end in Java with RichFaces, Spring: wrote several backbeans and views with the MVC architecture, mapped Entities to stored procedures etc.

  • Junior Java developer/Sibers Ltd/Jun 2013 – May 2014
  • Analyzed the performance of project by counting amount of round-trips to DB
  • Implemented the back-end in Java using Spring, Hibernate
  • Deleted the irrelevant payment method from the system
  • Developed front-end features: different tabs in a page, JSON requests and dynamic pages with JS
  • Made a presentation for colleagues: “Thread-Safe Servlets/JSP”

  • Projects:
    Order management (March 2016 – until now)
    ● Developed the project nsk-krasota.rhcloud.com in a cloud environment in Java with Spring Roo, where an administrator can manage orders of different users.  The source code: github.com/aurus-nsk/beauty
    AWS local fakes (Oct 2016)
    ● Wrote the concurrent and distributed code for fakes that substitute services from AWS (SQS, S3) during local development. The source code: github.com/aurus-nsk/AWS-local
    Robot (Jan 2013 – May 2013)
    ● Created the software for the robot which was presented at the venture fair:“Siberian fair”: http://business.ngs.ru/article/67002/ (rus)
    Linear regression to predict a profit (Sept 2012)
    ● Implemented machine learning algorithm - linear regression with one variable to predict profits for a food truck. The source code: github.com/aurus-nsk/ML

    Cover letter:

    Dear, Hiring Manager for Software Development Engineer position.

    I am interested in the Software Development Engineer (Job ID: 463519) advertised on www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/463519.

    With a strong background in a software development and ~ 3 years of experience in Java, I am confident that I can be a good software engineer at Amazon and produce clean, maintainable code.

    My qualifications include the following:
    · Knowledge of Amazon Web Services. I wrote fakes to substitute services from AWS(S3, SQS) during local development that can be found in my GitHub repository.
    · Knowledge of multithreading and distributed systems. I wrote thread-safe and inter-process safe code. Also, I took a special course “Multithreading in Java”.
    · Knowledge of object-oriented design, algorithm and data structures. I efficiently used it to build the software in a professional distributed team.
    · Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing. I have an experience of software development the an international company.
    · I’m interested in a Big Data and machine learning algorithms. I completed several online courses on these subjects.

    I would love to discuss this opportunity further.
    Sincerely, Sergey

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    I can't find any English issues in the resume. In the cover letter:

    "Dear, Hiring Manager for Software Development Engineer position. "
  • In English, the comma would go at the end not after Dear
  • It's too wordy to state the title in the greeting
  • "Dear" isn't the right word. It's too familar. I recommend just writing "To whom it may concern:"

  • "~ 3 years of experience"
    Use a word rather than since this is a formal letter.

    "I efficiently used it "
    It isn't the right word because you listed three things. It would refer to one thing. Them would refer to multiple.

    "Sincerely, Sergey"
    Use your last name in case they print it and it gets separated from your resume.
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