Software Engineer Cover Letter and Resume Examples

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Here's an example of a cover letter for a software engineer position. Also see below for software engineer and computer engineer resume examples, and tips for emailing a cover letter and resume.

Software Engineer Cover Letter

This is a cover letter example for a software engineer. Download the software engineer cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Software Engineer Cover Letter (Text Version)

Sherry Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345

September 1, 2018

Acme InfoTech
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear HR Manager:

With a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in computer science, numerous years of hands-on experience creating and implementing software applications, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner, I confidently express my interest in your posting on LinkedIn for an experienced software engineer.

I have been involved in numerous large-scale software releases and understand the importance of time management and open communication. While it may be easy to focus on the technical side of work, I’ve found that being able to express concerns, roadblocks, and alternative solutions to colleagues of varying technical backgrounds has been invaluable in my professional development.

Over the course of my career as a software engineer I have:

  • Become a certified Software Development Associate and Professional.
  • Led two successful software releases as the Java, team leader.
  • Increased team efficiency by implementing Agile methodologies.

I truly believe in continued education and research and continue to seek new software and methods to assist with product development. I hope to bring my knowledge, and future knowledge, to your organization.

Attached is a copy of my resume that further explains my background and technical skills. I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 555-555-5555 or via email at Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you more about this opportunity.

Best regards,

Sherry Applicant (signature hard copy letter)

Sherry Applicant

Software Engineer Resume Example (Text Version)

Darnelle Applicant
6 Kent Street
Warren, MI 48088
Home 555-555-5555
Cell 555-123-4567

Superior knowledge of computer systems, design, and analytical projects, along with first-hand experience with all phases of product development lifecycle.


Master of Science, University of ABC, Dearborn, MI
Anticipated May 20XX
Major: Computer Science

Bachelor of Science, University of ABC, Ann Arbor, MI
May 20XX
Major: Computer Science


Software Engineer, Varys, Detroit, MI
June 20XX - Present

  • Analyze, troubleshoot and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Produce automated test scripts and define environments to conduct test activities
  • Extend SDK functionality to new platforms and partners.
  • Write clear, concise, and thorough specifications and documentation.

Software Engineer - Intern, Summit Technology, Detroit, MI
December 20XX - May 20XX

  • Designed and implemented algorithms for indexing and searching documents.
  • Worked with team members to investigate design approaches and evaluate feasibility.
  • Developed software architectures and designs based on product requirements.
  • Helped improve the reliability and efficiency of Summit’s core systems.

Technical Skills

Languages: C++, Java, C#,Net, JavaScript

Applications: MS Visual Studio, Eclipse

Application Server: JBoss, Tomcat

Operating Systems: Windows, Unix, Linux

Database Systems: SQL Server, MySQL, Ingres

Computer Engineer/Programmer Resume Example (Text Version)

Tina Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345
(555) 555-5555


Computer Company, Software Engineer
August 'XX - present

Software Engineer. Duties include developing current release using C++ and Java; assisting in design of next release (J2EE); traveling to standard meetings at SNIA SMIS-S to represent Company Soft Manager; traveling to SNW, a semi-annual consumer conference, to showcase product; and working closely with new developers in India Tech Center.

Computer Company Training Program
June 'XX - August 'XX

Member of the Computer Company Bootcamp program, an intensive three-month training program for choice software engineers. The program covered advanced topics in software engineering, SQL, C++, J2EE, XML, Windows 2000 Server, Unix, UML, and various company products.

January 'XX - June 'XX

Consultant for high school in the outer Boston area. Tutored the programming instructors for the AP programming class in the Java programming language. Helped to set up development environment for the classroom.

Company Inc, Software Engineer CO-OP
January 'XX - September 'XX

Developer. Worked on new functionality in the 7.0 release of the Company Dynamic Sourcing Engine. Developed in C++ in Unix and Windows Visual Studio. Also worked on a solo project to add multithreaded capabilities to Company's engines.


  • Languages: C++, Java, C, ASP.NET, SQL
  • Applications: MS Visual Studio, Eclipse
  • Application Server: JBoss, Tomcat
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Unix, Linux
  • Database Systems: SQL Server, MySQL
  • Certifications: CCNA, Unicenter Certified Engineer


ABC College, Troy, NY, May 20XX
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Management


Brother of Delta Chapter of Delta Chi Fraternity

- President (January 20XX - May 20XX)

- Scholarship winner at Delta Chi Leadership Conference

Member of College varsity football team (Sept. 20XX - Dec. 20XX)

Sending an Email Job Application

If you're sending your resume and cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject: Software Engineer - Your Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

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