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Software Engineer Resume Example

From writing code to analyzing programming problems, creating new software systems, and developing algorithms, you wear many hats as a software engineer. Here’s how to distill everything you do for a hiring manager and snag an interview at a new company.

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Ashley Washington

555-555-5555 | | Bellview, MD, 21205


Software engineer with more than six years of experience designing varied types of software programs for different business and consumer needs. Detail-oriented team player who stays abreast of tech trends. Skilled at efficiently resolving project issues and meeting deadlines.


ProTech SolutionsWesterville, MD

November 2016 - Present

Software Engineer

  • Work with clients to determine their needs and lead the development of products designed to meet them
  • Led design and launch of XYZ Software for financial services’ client, leading to a 15% increase in annual revenue

Scope Software Co.Monroeville, SC

October 2014 - November 2016

Jr. Software Engineer

  • Tracked project specifications activities, submitting weekly summary reports to software engineers
  • Acted as point-of-contact for customers and answered questions, resolved issues, and listened to product feedback for future improvement

Shelbourne Information Technology CenterPurvis, SC

June 2012 - October 2014

IT Technician

  • Maintained information technology systems with necessary repairs and updates to both software and hardware
  • Led clients through trainings to help them understand how to use basic software programs


University of South Carolina

August 2008 - May 2012

Bachelor Science, Software Engineering

Credentials & Certifications

  • Microsoft (MCSD)
  • Cloudera (CCDH)


  • Software development and installation
  • Technology integration
  • Performance and scalability optimization
  • Fluent in C, C++, C#
  • Data warehousing and analytics
  • Strong decision maker

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Read the job description carefully, and then read it again.

Sometimes job descriptions will include a hidden request or piece of information designed to catch you skimming and not reading closely. It could be a simple as, “In your cover letter, tell us your favorite color.” Recruiters often include this for all types of positions and departments, including engineering. One piece of advice is to compile a checklist of everything the application or recruiter is looking for so you don’t carelessly omit a critical piece of information.

Prepare to be tested.

Once you get past the initial screening process, you may be asked to demonstrate the long list of skills you’ve included on your resume. Be prepared to take a test or work through problems on a white board. Practice explaining your steps and thought process out loud, especially if you’re more comfortable with writing code on your computer. Before the interview, make sure to read Glassdoor interview reviews for the company to get a better idea on what you could be asked and tested on in an interview.

Be realistic with your skillset.

Now that you know you will likely be tested on the skills you list on your resume, be sure to only include skills you actually possess. If you took a Java class seven years ago but haven’t brushed up since, it might not be wise to include it.

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