Adam Hammes

115 Rosenberger Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Dear Hiring Manager,

It is with genuine enthusiasm that I submit my application for the position of full-stack software engineer at Hinge Health. As a full-stack developer with close to four years of professional experience, I know that my diverse skill set will make me an asset to the team.

One of my defining qualities is tenacious problem-solving. When I reworked my previous project's PDF rendering system, it was not with a single "silver bullet" change, but rather a series of small iterative improvements:

  1. Rigorous profiling led me to pinpoint slow splots in the rendering pipeline
  2. Faster PDF generation let the front-end make a single HTTP call instead of long-polling
  3. Perusing documentation turned up a method to modify PDF templates without recompiling

The result? Improved performance for our customers as well as a vastly better dev experience.

Clear communication has also played a key role in my career. When our designer remarked that many visual inconsistencies were slipping through code review, I sat down with him to write a cheat sheet of his design process. I presented that document to the front-end team and we were able to more consistently nail those pixel-perfect designs.

Lastly, from a more technical perspective, Jamstack is my jam (yes, I am known for my bad puns). When I moved abroad to Québec, I built a site to search through apartments on the market. The site was a static Gatsby application, generated daily through a cron job. This architecture allowed the site to scale to hundreds of daily users and thousands of apartments, all without having to scale a single server.

I am excited for the opportunity to join Hinge Health in revolutionizing musculoskeletal care. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,

Adam Hammes