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Sample cover letter for Internship position at splunk

POSITION:

machine learning intership

Dear Mr. Boubez,

I got the opportunity to meet the representatives of Splunk team during the Op-fair at Simon Fraser University and, understand the essential skills pertaining to the position of Machine Learning Intern. It is exhilarating to know how Splunk is leveraging Analytics by maneuvering machine data gathered from diverse sources. I did a little research on your existing Big Data products and I am really excited looking at the way they’ve enabled simplification of data analysis for end-users. With hands on experience in software development and Big Data tools, I believe, Splunk is the best place to head start my career as a Data Scientist. Being a graduate student in the Big Data program gave me insight into Data mining and Machine learning technologies. I used and compared various machine learning algorithms for training a regression model and also performed classification of online news articles and predicted their popularity. During another project, I became adept at extracting data from multiple sources using SQL and processing it to discover underlying patterns and predict the upcoming trends. Using Hadoop and Spark, I analysed the global climatic conditions over the past century and quantified the rise in temperatures as well as anomalous precipitation patterns all over the world. Generally, the algorithmic processing of data leaves us with simple figures, which further need to be polished so as to unleash the hidden stories. To discover these underlying trends in the data, I worked with Tableau, which is a very powerful visualization tool, and depicted Global warming as well as the temperature and snowfall prediction.

As a software developer, I am conversant with agile development methodology and have developed enterprise applications using Java, web-services and SQL, including a few front end modules using jQuery. At Infosys Limited, my responsibilities also included Web-service development and maintenance, processing JSON responses, handling exceptions and unit testing of new modules. Within 3 months of joining the team, I received an appreciation from the client and my firm for creating a Restful web-service which successfully ensured the application security. Along with product development, I have been actively engaged with the client and my team members throughout the software design, demo and delivery phases.

I have an engineering background in Biotechnology, and it was due to my interest and curiosity that I learnt software development and Big Data techniques. On similar lines, I keenly look forward to an opportunity to make significant contributions in existing Machine learning algorithms at Splunk. There is a lot that I hope to gain from your company, but I also bring with myself a fresh colour of diversity, my ideas and a sincere conscience to succeed.

With this letter, I am enclosing my resume for detailed reference. I thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

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