Senior software engineer sample cover letter

This free sample cover letter for a senior software engineer has an accompanying senior software engineer sample resume and sample senior software engineer job advertisement to help you put together a winning job application.

Roger Humphries
82 Ramjet St
Wilbert NSW 2800
T: (02) 9111 3333
M: 0400 333 888
E: [email protected]


Frank Parkes
HR Manager
Orbis Systems
PO Box 4935
Wentworth NSW 2496

Dear Mr Parkes,

Re: Senior Software Engineer Position

I am writing to apply for the position of Senior Software Engineer as recently advertised on

I am a senior software engineer and I believe I would bring an extremely valuable skill set to this interesting code generation project, along with my results driven focus and exceptional communication skills. I am currently the President of the Software Engineering Society of NSW and have 10 years of valuable industry experience. I am passionate about the progression of the software engineering industry and its focus on best practice.

In my current position as Senior Software Engineer for the NSW Department of Defence I am responsible for a very intricate and large network of programs and systems, including their development and maintenance. Unfortunately, due to the highly sensitive nature of the work I am unable to provide detailed specifics around the nature of my current role. However, in my daily work I make use of several different databases and portals and have a high degree of proficiency utilising these tools. For a detailed list, please refer to my resume.

One of my key skills is in the area of software design, which I see as a very attractive aspect of this advertised position. I certainly enjoy my current role but the challenge presented in designing a code generation project from the ground up is one that I would be keen to undertake. I also appreciate working in a collaborative environment with other like-minded, hard working team members.

I have excellent documentation, communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to liaise effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels. I have been in a managerial position for the past eight years and believe my greatest assets are my ability to work with different personalities and adapt quickly to different situations.

I believe I would be a great fit for this position and I would love the opportunity to work with your team on this exciting new project. I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Yours sincerely,

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Roger Humphries

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