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Software Engineer Recommendation Letter

A software engineer recommendation letter is for a person who designs, writes and tests computer programs. Software engineers can work for different kinds of companies, because virtually every company uses computers and many employ software engineers to write programs. Also, software companies use engineers to write programs for their clients.


This sample software engineer recommendation letter is for an individual who wants to move to another branch of her company where there is more responsibility and more challenging programming assignments. The letter is written by her current manager to the manager of the information technology department at the other branch.

Dear Ms. White:

I am writing this letter on behalf of Ivey Edwards who would like to transfer to your branch where she would be assigned more challenging work. As you know we handle only client ABC at this branch, and although there is a tremendous amount of work, it is fairly easy and not extremely challenging. I understand and support Ivey’s desire to stretch herself and handle more difficult programming assignments.

Ivey has excellent research skills, is an articulate communicator, thinks logically, develops creative solutions to complex problems and works well on a team. She is detail oriented and passionate about coding. Her programs are always top quality with few bugs. She understands the value of testing and takes the time to test and retest before releasing a software program to a client.

With considerable experience at refactoring, Ivey has the ability to effectively improve existing code without changing its function. She does not hesitate to leverage already written code when it is appropriate to do so. Ivey makes excellent use of third party libraries and web-scale services. Our clients appreciate Ivey’s work because she makes her programs easy to understand and highly user friendly.

One reason I support Ivey in her wish to move on to a more stimulating job is her talent as a true visionary. She is able to foresee the impact of software she designs, but has little opportunity to use this skill in her current position. Ivey is organized right down to the most minute detail and usually catches potential glitches before they have a chance to create problems for our clients.

Ivey is dedicated to staying abreast of the latest technological developments pertaining to software engineering. She takes courses frequently to hone her skills and this enables her to create the best possible products for our clients. Ivey is patient with our clients, many of whom are not very computer literate. She painstakingly explains programs to them multiple times until they fully understand.

It is my pleasure to recommend Ivey Edwards for the available position of software engineer at your branch. I believe that she would be a tremendous asset to your team. Please contact me if you have questions or would like to further discuss Ivey’s qualifications. I can be reached at my office at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email]

Warm Regards,

Jeffrey Ryan

Jeffrey Ryan


Software Engineering Department

XYZ Software Corporation