To Whom It May Concern:I am pleased to recommend Brian Budge for admission to Georgia Tech’s Online Masters in Computer Science Program. I was responsible for hiring Brian to our software engineering team at Siemens PLM Software in May of 2016 and have had the pleasure of working with him since.During his time with Siemens PLM Software, Brian has demonstrated many characteristics which have made him an exceptional member of our team and will make him a valuable member of your academic program.Brian has always exhibited confidence, passion, and enthusiasm in the workplace.
These attributes are perhaps most evident in the work that Brian does with our co-op students. In addition to Brian’s responsibilities as a software engineer, he has been responsible for mentoring several of our co-op students. He is always eager to help the co-ops complete their tasks and to teach them everything that he can about software engineering and computer science, allowing them to get the most out of their co-op experience.Whether it is learning a new skill or technology, helping a team member solve a problem, or applying his knowledge of software engineering to tackle challenging problems, Brian has consistently exceeded our expectations.
Brian is very detail and time oriented; ensuring that the software that he develops is of the utmost quality and delivered in a timely manner.What I find most engaging in Brian’s character are his wide-ranging interests outside of software. Two of his abiding interests are running and exploring other areas of computer science on his own such as functional programming, data science, and bioinformatics. The discipline that Brian has applied to running and self-study has translated well to his work and, likewise, will translate well to his graduate studies. Brian Budge is a valued member of our organization whom we have learned we can rely on, regardless of the difficulty of the task at hand or the novelty of the challenge.
His combination of intelligence, commitment, perseverance, creativity, and a compassionate character will certainly make him a valuable member of any academic program.Sincerely,Tony NoertkerSoftware Engineering Manager – Microservice DevelopmentSiemens PLM2000 Eastman Drive Milford, OH [email protected]