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Sample cover letter for a software engineer

If writing a software developer cover letter seems harder than hammering out lines of code, here's a prototype to go by.

Sample cover letter for a software engineer

Use these tips to write a software engineer cover letter.

If writing a great cover letter for software engineer jobs seems harder than hammering out lines of code, it can help to have a prototype for a software developer cover letter to go by. View our sample cover letter for a software engineer below.

Additionally, you can learn about technology careers and search for software engineer jobs on Monster.

 

Software engineer cover letter template

 

 
 
MARTIN STEIN
15 Applegate Way
Sometown, PA 19000
(215) 555-5555
martinstein@somedomain.com

 

March 21, 2017

Christine Smith
VP Technical Services
XYZ Company
1224 Main St.
Anytown, PA 55555

Dear Ms. Smith:

Are you searching for a software engineer with a proven ability to develop high-performance applications and technical innovations? If so, please consider my enclosed resume.

Since 2015, I have served as a software engineer for Action Company, where I have been repeatedly recognized for developing innovative solutions for multimillion-dollar, globally deployed software and systems. I am responsible for full lifecycle development of next-generation software, from initial requirement gathering to design, coding, testing, documentation and implementation.

Known for excellent client-facing skills, I have participated in proposals and presentations that have landed six-figure contracts. I also excel in merging business and user needs into high-quality, cost-effective design solutions while keeping within budgetary constraints.

My technical expertise includes cross-platform proficiency (Windows, Unix, Linux and VxWorks); fluency in 13 scripting/programming languages (including C, C++, VB, Java, Perl and SQL); and advanced knowledge of developer applications, tools, methodologies and best practices (including OOD, client/server architecture and self-test automation).

My experience developing user-friendly solutions on time and on budget would enable me to step into a software engineering role at XYZ Company and hit the ground running. I will follow up with you next week, and you may reach me at (215) 555-5555. I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,



Martin Stein
Enclosure: Resume

 

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