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Software Developer Recommendation Letter

A software developer recommendation letter is for an individual who writes code for computer software which essentially solves problems for users. The letter can be written by a supervisor, department director, colleague or any individual who is in a position to comment on the quality of work of the applicant.


This sample software developer recommendation letter is written on behalf of an individual who is seeking another software developer position at a larger company where the pay is higher and the opportunities for advancement are greater. The letter is written by the applicant’s supervisor to management at the larger company.

Dear ABC Software Company Manager:

It is my pleasure to recommend Dean West for the position of software developer at ABC Software Company. I am Dean’s immediate supervisor here at XYZ Software Developers, Inc. and have been for the last five years. We are a small but highly successful software company with no room for career advancement for Dean at this time. He wishes to move to a larger company with more challenging assignments and room for career growth, and I support him in his quest to move up the career ladder.

Dean is passionate about writing code and solving clients’ problems through the development of creative and innovative software. He has tremendous potential that is not being fulfilled in his current position. Dean is vocal about his software ideas, but respects his superiors and enthusiastically tackles every assignment as he is directed. He is friendly, easy to get along with, well-liked by our clients and respected by his co-workers.

Forever the student, Dean takes courses frequently to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques in software development. He is able to thoroughly focus on every project and is not easily distracted. He comprehends instructions quickly and is flexible when changes have to be made in the original plan. Dean is a skillful communicator both written and verbal and works extremely well with our clients, some of whom request him specifically to handle their jobs.

Dean is dedicated to providing quality work. He checks and rechecks his software before turning it in for presentation to the client. He strives to make his programs as user friendly as possible understanding that not everyone is an expert programmer. He is detail oriented and rarely has any bugs in his finished product. Dean’s energy is limitless and his enthusiasm serves to motivate everyone on his team. He will be greatly missed at XYZ but we know he will succeed wherever he goes.

I hope you will consider Dean West for a job as a software developer at ABC. I am confident that he can meet any challenge you place before him, and I believe you would be exceedingly pleased with his work should you choose to hire him. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or want to discuss Dean’s qualifications further. I can be reached at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email]


Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell


XYZ Software Developers, Inc.