You know how to make software communicate. You’re a great developer but you also don’t lose the forest for the trees.
How do you include all this on your software integration engineer resume to make sure you get that “we want to interview you” email?
What’s where I can help. Since starting BeamJobs I’ve helped thousands of developers land jobs and these 3 software integration resume examples & guide are your best jumping off point.
Software Integration Engineer Resume
Clean Software Integration Engineer Resume
Modern Software Integration Engineer Resume
What Really Matters: Your Technical Skills & Experience
When a recruiter is looking at your developer resume they need to answer “yes” to two questions in order to give you an interview:
- Do you have the right technical skills for their role?
- Does your past developer experience convince them you’d be an effective software integration engineer?
Let’s start with that first question. You need to convince the recruiter you have strong command of the programming languages they need.
There is no bigger red flag to a technical recruiter than a “skills” section that reads like a dictionary. It’s much better to demonstrate expertise in 1-2 languages or frameworks than to list every language under the sun.
9 Top Software Integration Engineer Skills
- Network protocols
- AWS (Redshift)
- Node JS
Sample Software Integration Engineer Work Experience Bullet Points
Technical recruiters don’t just want to know that you’re an expert in the programming languages their company uses.
They also need to know you can leverage that knowledge to have a real impact. So, your work experience bullet points should focus on your impact.
This “impact” can be anything measurable (estimates are okay here). Did your work reduce API calls? Improve database speed? Ultimately lead to reduced costs?
A good exercise is to take all the projects on your resume and force yourself to quantify the impact of each project.
Here are a few examples:
- Created a unified API that reduced database reads and improved page load speed by 25%
- Created end-to-end automated testing to ensure data quality which ultimately reduced error rate by over 10%
- Led the integration of a new back-end data provider which saved the company $1M annually and reduced customer complaints by 4%
- Leveraged Python and SQL to create an ETL framework to ingest real-time data enabling creation of a new product feature that improved customer conversion rate by 8% annually
Top 5 Tips For Your Software Integration Engineer Resume
- Be specific about your contribution
- Big software integration projects are sprawling. There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of contributors. That’s why it’s vital that you focus on your specific role and contribution within the scope of the overall project. What exactly did you do?
- Impact, impact, impact
- Once you’ve detailed your specific contribution, take a step back and talk about the overall impact of the project. Impact here is a number. What was the goal of the project and what did it enable? Quantify (even roughly) that impact.
- Format your resume for humans
- You may have heard of the big scary ATS that reads and rejects your resume. This is largely a myth. Assume a human is going to read your resume and design it for them. That means make it readable with large font and plenty of white space.
- Technical skills > soft skills
- Listing a technical skill, say a programming language, on your resume tells the recruiter something. It says you know how to code in that language. The same cannot be said if you put “teamwork” on your resume. Without context, that doesn’t say anything.
- Don’t include a career objective
- More times than not, you should omit a career objective on your resume to dedicate more space to your work experience. Ideally, your resume should be one page so real estate is valuable.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How detailed should my education section be?
- This all depends on how much work experience you have. The more work experience, the less focus your education section will have. So, if you have software integration engineer experience, just focus on your degree and don’t get into the details of what classes you took.
- What do I put in my software integration engineer cover letter?
- Your resume is your highlight reel. It’s where you focus on your impact. Your cover letter is the place to provide the context for those highlights. Walk the recruiter through 1-2 projects end-to-end.
- Should I customize my resume for each job I apply to?
- It’s more work, but yes. It’s the single biggest thing you can do to get more interviews. Read the job description and include the technical skills that are mentioned (that you have) as well as any projects you’ve worked on that come to mind.