Software Engineer Cover Letter

Software Engineer Cover Letter Sample 1:

Please accept my resume as an expressed interest in exploring the possibilities of joining your department and organization in a software engineering position.

My work history has provided me a variety of business skills which allow me to relate to all levels of management, to a variety of business positions, and work successfully with a diversity of personalities, customers, and end-users.

My education has provided me with a variety of information systems knowledge and practical skills; primarily in software engineering, Visual Basic .NET development, Java development, and C development, as well as network design, implementation, and administration, information systems security, relational database architecture, SQL Server query development, and database management. I also have proficient skills with website design, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development, as well as website administration.

I consider myself to be a results-oriented, dependable, and capable worker; who is not easily affected by job stress, and will be a strong asset to your department and organization in a variety of duties. I am certainly receptive to any company training and I am a fast learner in any on the job training situation, if required.

I look forward to a personal interview at your convenience.

Software Engineer Cover Letter Sample 2:

I am very excited to hear of your available Software Engineer position, and formally submit my resume for consideration. I am sure you have received many candidates for this position, so allow me to present a few reasons why you should consider me.

I am a hands-on Software Developer, Project Team Leader, and Software Development/Support Manager with 13 years of application design, development, and support experience. I have developed console, client, database, and website applications using current versions of Microsoft Visual Studio (Frameworks: 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0), TFS, SQL Server, and other products. I have managed multiple simultaneous development projects from project initiation through implementation in addition to having 10+ FTE direct reports and 2 consultants.

Currently, I am a Development Team Lead and Development Team Resource Manger at DataConsortum. I provide direction and interaction with the developer’€™s daily tasks and projects, along with the general managerial responsibilities of 10+ direct reports. I also lead daily agile/scrum meetings for medium and large projects, providing technical direction and decision process for all aspects of application development, security, and infrastructure. I have defined processes and procedures, including implementing .Net coding standards, SQL development standards, project and task management standards, and misc. process refinements.

Previously, I was a lead software engineer/developer at VendCL and MLN Life Insurance Company. At both companies, I lead the development process for all major projects utilizing C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net, and SQL Server. Additionally, I was the lead automation developer and technical systems analyst on the Systems Support Team at Fingerhut Direct Marketing with the goal to automate processes and procedures of the support team; this included creating a C# WinForms application and various windows services to process XML messages in MSMQ. While at Allianz Life, I was the lead developer and technical resource for the Java based Customer Resource Management system, in conjunction with C# in .NET 1.1 and 2.0 WinForms applications, console applications/jobs, and Windows Services. In the absence of various IT roles, I have also acted as a project manager, business analyst, quality analyst, technical support, and database administrator.

Currently, I am working on a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Enterprise Software Architecture. I anticipate completing the degree by the end of next year, and will continue to further my IT education for an additional Masters or Doctoral degree.

I am positive that I can bring your company many benefits with my experience, background, and forward thinking. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration.

Software Engineer Cover Letter Sample 3:

As a highly motivated computer professional with the enthusiasm to accept new challenges, the opportunity to work as a software engineer at your company interests me considerably. With a proven record of achievement in positions of similar scope and responsibility, I am confident that I can make an immediate contribution to the success of your company.

Between 1999 to 2010, I worked as a system analyst for several institutions including the University of Michigan and the New York School Board along with SFX LLC a consulting firm. In terms of my accomplishments:

  • I performed feasibility studies, data modeling and analysis service and implemented decision support system for the Real Estate Division of the Michigan School of Business.
  • Managed a small development team and performed requirements analysis
  • Data mapping and merging
  • Stored procedures development and accomplished the database design
  • Involved with network server configuration and firewall security measures regarding public access
  • Initiated and accomplished several eCommerce portal development projects
  • MVC framework Struts and scoped with Agile SCRUM methodology

I have also archived code samples from the majority of my projects online at GitHub, for your reference.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my background in greater detail, and look forward to hearing from you.