Software Developer Cover Letter Example

Hiring Manager Name

Haystack Search

634 Westwater Way

Austin, TX 78717

Dear Hiring Manager,

With six years of experience in full-stack web development and systems architecture, I am confident I will be an excellent fit for Haystack Search’s next Senior Software Engineer. My experience has provided me with the innovative and technical skills necessary to successfully provide your company with multifaceted technical solutions across a wide range software platforms.

At New Enterprise, I am responsible for leading the development for three high-traffic ecommerce websites that offer 12 million monthly users customizable documents. I oversee the building of innovative systems architecture via Kohana and Laravel frameworks, HTML5, CSS3/SASS, JavaScript/React, MySQL, and ElasticSearch.  I was instrumental in structuring several internal systems comprising order entry/management tools, conversion/revenue reporting, and production workflow tracking, as well as designed custom REST APIs built in Python, Laravel PHP, and NodeJS. I also successfully collaborate on solutions with our product, QA, and marketing teams to offer the best user experience to build higher customer lifetime value.

I have refined my strengths through six years of experience in DevOps, where I provided solutions in database technology, programming, operating systems. The following is a snapshot of my broader technical skills:

  • Agile Project Management
  • Custom Web and Mobile Applications
  • Database Programming
  • Data Science
  • Networking Devices and Tools

It would be a pleasure to learn more about Haystack’s needs, and I would welcome the chance to provide further insight into my knowledge of project management, technical abilities, personal attributes, and track record of success in building revenue generating web technologies compatible across multiple platforms, browsers, and devices.

Thank you for considering my candidacy for this position. I hope to hear from you soon to schedule an interview.





Software Engineer Cover Letter and Resume Examples

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

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Company Name
City, State, Zip Code

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,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Typed Name

Software Engineer Resume Example

Firstname Lastname
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 ScienceUniversity of ABC, Dearborn, MI
Anticipated May 20XX
Major: Computer Science

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


Software EngineerVarys, 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 - InternSummit 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

FirstName LastName
City, State, Zip
(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. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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