Software Engineer Cover Letter and Resume Example

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Here's an example of a cover letter for a software engineer position. Also see below for a software engineer resume example, 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 Example (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,

Signature (signature hard copy letter)

Sherry Applicant

Computer Engineer/Programmer Resume Example

This is an example of a resume for a computer engineer or programmer position. Download the computer programmer/engineer resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Computer Engineer/Programmer Resume (Text Version)

Sherry Applicant

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


Creating and efficiently programming software in C++, Java, C, ASP.NET, and SQL

Respected Software Engineer with 10+ years’ experience programming and debugging software in a variety of languages including C++, Java, ASP.NET, and SQL, seeks position with a top tech firm.

Key skills include:

  • Showcasing Products at Conferences
  • Proficient in C++, J2EE, XML, Windows Server, Unix, and UML
  • Computer “Bootcamp” Trained
  • Consult for Area Companies, High School Programs, and Fellow Programmers



SOFTWARE ENGINEER (February 2013 – Present)

Developed company’s current software product using C++ and Java, assisting in design of next release (J2EE); traveling to standard meetings at SNIA SMIS-S to represent Computer Company, and traveling to SNW, a semiannual consumer conference.

Notable accomplishments:

  • Worked closely with new software developers in India Tech Center for product launch.
  • Wrote company training manual now used for all new software engineers and programmers.

COMPANY INC., Everytown, Calif.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER (June 2008 – February 2013)

Worked on new functionality in the 7.0 release of the Company Dynamic Sourcing Engine.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Developed C++ in Unix and Windows Visual Studio, completing project six months early.
  • Worked on a solo project to add multithreaded capabilities to company’s engines.



Bachelor of Science (Major: Computer Science; Minor: Management), May 2008

Languages, Applications, Application Servers, and Database Systems

C++, Java, C, ASP.NET, SQL • MS Visual Studio, Eclipse • JBoss, Tomcat • SQL Server, MySQL


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Unicenter Certified Engineer • Microsoft (MCSD) Certified

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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