Cover letter for a network engineer (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for network engineers.”

Samples of cover letters for a network engineer

To get a position as a network engineer, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a network engineer cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Network engineer cover letter”

“Jensen Pope

(111) 789-3456

June 28, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m delighted to be applying for the open Network Engineer position at Flagship Engineering. I believe that with my effective and well-honed analytical and troubleshooting skills, I can add value to your infrastructure by smoothing along all of the communications between your company’s networked devices. Given how many important company activities take place across computer networks these days, I understand that this is a position that carries great responsibility with it. However, with my diligence, problem-solving skills and openness to learning from all those with whom I work, I believe that I would be an asset to Flagship Engineering.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Westwood University. To further improve my skills in the area of computer networking, I passed the certification exams for Cisco’s CCNA and CCNP routing and switching program, which required me to set up a network of my own, configure a wide host of devices for it, ensure that all routers were functioning properly and then resolve a wide array of actual issues that would be inflicted upon the network. In particular, as part of my CCNP certification exam, I was able to restore a network’s functioning and remove all malware infecting it within two hours of Cisco’s technicians having sabotaged the network.

After this, I interned for a year at Crossover Software, learning the trade from more experienced network engineers. While working with a group of other interns and more experienced technicians, I was able to help increase network efficiency and cut down on latency by 15%. Thus, I have a good deal of hands-on experience with all aspects of networks and how they function.

I thank you for your time and consideration in examining my qualifications for this position. I very much look forward to continuing to the next stage of the hiring process with Flagship. From there, I hope to start a fulfilling and productive career in which I will be able to learn from other IT engineers on your team and become a part of the Flagship Engineering family.


Jensen Pope”

Sample 2: “Network engineer cover letter”

“Josue Ortega

City, State, Zip Code

Home: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Daniels,

As a highly skilled Network Engineer, I read your posting for a new Network Engineer with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at Charleston Solutions, in particular my role as Network Engineer with Kryptype, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.

With more than nine years’ experience as a Network Engineer, I am adept in network hardware selection, installation, and maintenance. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate strategic planning and problem solving abilities, I excel at:

  • Troubleshooting and resolving network issues.
  • Updating network infrastructure with latest hardware and security updates.
  • Analyzing specific hardware and entire network systems.

Collaborating with vendors to resolve problems and update equipment.

In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for networking and security. I am extremely enthusiastic about Charleston Solutions’ focus on modernization and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your ongoing success.

Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and career achievements. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Josue Ortega”

Sample 3: “Network engineer cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Earnest Clark:

Impacting corporate profitability, productivity and competitive performance through skillful alignment of technical resources with enterprise mission is one of the many ways I served an instrumental role in the success of past employers. With more than 15 years of combined experience leading and planning Telecommunications/Network infrastructures, projects, and operations, I am now seeking the opportunity to join your team as Network Engineer.

I have an extensive background, serving in positions such as Principal Engineer, Technical Implementation Manager, and Senior Systems Engineer. I posses the unique ability to effectively communicate highly technical information to management teams, stakeholders, clients and non technical audiences. I have proven success in analyzing current process, determining gaps and implementing solutions to maximize efficiency and generate revenue growth.

In addition, I am highly entrepreneurial with experience leading business development, product planning, and design for start-up operations as well as top Fortune 500 companies. My career has been dedicated to fostering corporate growth through the implementation of technology best practices and leading teams to provide the highest level of client satisfaction.

Some of my key achievements include:

Coordinated internal and external teams such as Performance Management, Capacity Planning, Operations Support, and billing with over 30 project team members and vendor teams of 15+ staff. Oversaw a $100M+ project budget.

Executed the successful launch of a next-generation HLR, consisting of equipment in 3 different locations comprising 1 logical HLR or subscriber data storage, leading to more streamlined operations.

Accomplished the migration of 33M customers from 36 Nortel HLRs to a single NSN HLR with minimal downtime and no service interruption, completed the major migration in only 6 months.

Implemented network integration of 9 new HLRs during the merger of VoiceStream, OmniPoint, Aerial, and Powertel.

For a more detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review the enclosed resume and feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to your call.


Tina Foster”

Sample 4: “Network engineer cover letter”

“August 31, 2018

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

1701 Company Address

City, State, Zip Code

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Dear [Mr.]/[Ms.]/[Mrs.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],

As a qualified network architect with over 8 years of experience designing, developing, and managing highly optimized networks, I’m seeking to offer my hands-on technical, analytical, and project management abilities in a new challenge as a network engineer at your company.

My key areas of expertise include network and system engineering, set up, and testing; maintenance of networks and electrical/electronic systems; and installation of new hardware/software systems. In my current role as a Network Engineer for Pampa Regional Medical Center, I led the design, installation, and management of the enterprise-wide local area network, wide area network, network segment, and internet system comprising 500+ users. Please consider the following highlights of my career:

  • Improved network performance by 47% by implementing routing changes, including BGP, OSPF, RIP, PIM, and EIGRP
  • Developed a robust process for Cisco RMAs that resulted in $1.4 million in component replacement savings
  • Industry-related certifications include Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

It would be a pleasure to learn more about [Company Name]’s needs, and I’d welcome the chance to provide further insight into my knowledge, technical abilities, personal attributes, and track record of success in network engineering, administration, and support. Thank you for considering my candidacy for this position. I hope to hear from you soon to schedule an interview.


[Your Name]”

Sample 5: “Network engineer cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Betty Walker,

I am writing to apply for the position of Senior Network Engineer with JDA Software Group, Inc. and my credentials match the requirements in your advertisement.

My experience includes more than five years working as a network engineer where I set up intranets, implemented and updated telephone systems with multi-lines and voicemail and designed and set up security systems. I have the experience and ability to perform assessments to determine the needs of the clients and then to offer suggestions that will enhance their overall performance.

My experience also consist of performing help desk administrative duties that included answering phones, emails and live chat for users who were having problems with their system. I have the ability to troubleshoot to find the source of the problem and then implement a suitable solution to get the user back up and running in a fast and efficient manner.

My personal expertise includes strong analytical skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail, in addition to excellent multi-tasking skills needed to meet tight deadlines and the ability to solve complex problems. I believe in meeting challenges head on and putting forth my best efforts to get the job done.

I always maintain a positive, friendly attitude, provide outstanding customer service and adhere to high ethical standards at all times. I am confident that my experience combined with my bachelor’s degree in information technology, makes me the perfect match for this job and I hope to meet with you soon to discuss this position in person.

You can reach me for an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.


Benjamin Costello”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for a network engineer

How do I write a cover letter for Network Engineer?

“I’m delighted to be applying for the open Network Engineer position at Flagship Engineering. I believe that with my effective and well-honed analytical and troubleshooting skills, I can add value to your infrastructure by smoothing along all of the communications between your company’s networked devices.”

How do you write a cover letter for an engineer?

Tips for writing your cover letter

  • Research the company and industry. 
  • Highlight relevant experiences. 
  • Engineering training and qualifications. 
  • Show how the job fits into your career path.

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