Sample Resume: Senior Software Engineer

123 Main Street Apt. 101
New York, NY 00000



Passionate, responsible and committed engineer, with a get-it-done, on-time spirit, and more than a decade of experience designing, implementing and adapting technically sophisticated online web applications using Microsoft Technologies, C++, Java, three tiered architecture and more. Proficient in C# infrastructure, language standards, object modeling technologies and Application Life Cycle management. Complete profile:


* Design, develop and implement dozens of web applications that support day-to-day operations
* Develop technical solutions that definitively improve scalability, performance and profits
* Discern key business requirements and objectives by interfacing with stakeholders
* Plan, develop and implement successful large-scale projects from conception to completion
* Expert in Java development and object-oriented analysis
* Superior analytical, time management, collaboration and problem-solving skills


Languages: Java, C/C++, Perl, VB.NET, ASP.NET, DHTML/XML, Shell Scripts
Operating Systems: UNIX (Linux, Solaris, AIX, HPUX, BSD), Windows
Networking: TCP/IP, RPC, HTTP, Security, J2EE/Servlets
Object Oriented: OOA/D, UML, CORBA, RMI, EJB
Database: Oracle, Informix, Sybase, SQL, PL/SQL, ERD


APPROVE.NET 2008-present
Senior Software Engineer
Work closely with other engineers to initiate much-needed changes to the financial system for this struggling provider of web-enabled merchant services.

* Collaborate with developers, QA, product owner and scrum master to assess ROI, prioritize needs and produce high quality software changes
* Initiate and oversee the migration of APPROVE.NET’s system to another data center
* Implement changes to transaction processing systems, interfaces, and financial systems
* Coordinate the efforts of a geographically distributed team through the introduction of online collaboration tools and daily Skype calls

Selected Accomplishments:
* Drove a 15 percent reduction in downtime, customer defections and refunds
* Improved operating margins through a 5 percent reduction in transaction costs
* Eliminated cost overruns and delays for more than 25 projects

INDIGO 2006-2008
Senior Software Engineer
Enhanced and expanded the digital marketing platform for automotive manufacturers and dealers in North America while creating a more efficient engineering process for this wholly-owned subsidiary of ABC SERVICES.

* Created sophisticated, imaginative and efficient back-end solutions for a large-scale, on-demand marketing system
* Developed high-quality code, established development standards and led by example
* Designed reusable components by utilizing various standard frameworks
* Evaluated requirements and initial mock-ups; made technology recommendations that supported optimal construction, maintenance and performance
* Leveraged the latest developments in Internet technologies
* Served as a technical resource and mentor for a team of six engineers

Selected Accomplishments:
* Streamlined engineering processes and provided system training, best practices and project-based leadership to team members resulting in a 20 percent reduction in development time
* Delivered a wide range of functional enhancements and performance improvements to dozens of existing web-based, e-commerce applications
* Developed a sales lead generation/ management application that increased revenue by 10 percent

JONES & SMITH LLC 2004-2006
Web Application Developer
Designed, developed, documented, refined and maintained web applications in a Microsoft-centric environment for this major law firm.

* Built and maintained web-based applications for Internet, Intranet and Extranet sites
* Conducted a thorough needs analysis by surveying internal and external stakeholders

Selected Accomplishments:
* Refined and consolidated several existing applications, including time card and billing, resulting in increased satisfaction and efficiency for a network of 300 attorneys and end users
* Created a secure, case status application that reduced client phone calls and emails by 35 percent

Web Application Developer
Updated, maintained and developed web applications for various departments at the university on a part-time basis including admissions, financial services and student records.

Masters of Computer Science (emphasis in Software Engineering) 2003 New York University
B.B.A., Business Analysis and Research, 2000 New York University
* Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
* Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
* Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)

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6 Responses to “Sample Resume: Senior Software Engineer”

    • Mark Feffer

      @Wilson: Whether or not you include hobbies and interests is mostly a matter of your preference and space. For example, if adding your interests is going to end up adding an extra page to your resume, I’d leave them off. On the other hand, if your hobbies somehow dovetail with an employer’s business, I’d include them. There’s really no hard and fast rule.