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Software Engineer Cover Letter Sample

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Writing a great Software Engineer cover letter is an important step in your job search journey. When writing a cover letter, be sure to reference the requirements listed in the job description. In your letter, reference your most relevant or exceptional qualifications to help employers see why you're a great fit for the role. In the same way that you might reference resume samples, the following Software Engineer cover letter example will help you to write a cover letter that best highlights your experience and qualifications. If you're ready to apply for your next role, upload your resume to Indeed Resume to get started.

Ebony Moore

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I'm excited to be applying for the Software Engineer position at River Tech. As someone who is highly focused and attentive to detail, I thrive on building quality systems that surpass end users' expectations. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to show off my technical expertise and leadership skills as part of River Tech's expert team.

During my previous role at Crane & Jenkins, I was charged with developing innovative solutions across a variety of software platforms. I was instrumental in developing mobile-ready expense tracking software for our fast-growing portfolio of real estate clients. In 2016, I led the development of a proprietary document management system and was responsible for the successful migration of all client content from our legacy system to the new platform.

I am also attentive to the need for continued process improvements. When we faced repeated deadline delays due to Quality Assurance challenges, I proposed and carried out the implementation of an automated bug tracking system to identify potential issues earlier in the development cycle. This resulted in an average of 43% fewer defects reported during late-stage QA reviews and a 32% reduction in days between project kickoff and production launch.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I'm looking forward to learning more details about the Software Engineer position at River Tech. I'm excited about the opportunity to leverage my unique range of skills, and I'm eager to demonstrate my commitment to developing world-class software solutions for River Tech.


Ebony Moore

Cover Letter Tips

  • In a few sentences, explain why you’re a great fit for this specific role. State why you’re excited about the job and the company, and how the job matches your career goals.
  • In one or two paragraphs, connect your past accomplishments with the requirements listed in the job description. Focus on your most relevant experience, qualifications and skills. When possible, quantify your accomplishments with facts and data. Avoid repeating the bullet points from your resume.
  • Close by thanking the employer for their time and consideration. You may also want to sum up your qualifications for the role and express an interest in continuing to the next stage in the hiring process.