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Sample Computer Programmer Resume

Free sample computer programmer resume

The following sample computer programmer resume provides a basic overview of the direction that this type of resume can take.
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 First Name Last Name


 City,State, Zip, Country




  • Award-winning programmer with experience in multiple areas of technology and management.

  • Proven track record of providing exceptional customer support across industries.

Brief introduction to the computer programmer resume summarizes candidate.


Technologies: PERL programming, shell scripting, VI syntax highlighting, Linux, UNIX, CVS/version control,
Ultra-edit, basic networking and troubleshooting.

Software: VI, Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Outlook.

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, LINUX.

Technical skills listing can be expanded - especially with regard to recent technology or any specific technology requested in the job posting. Do not list outdated and/or irrelevant technologies.


COMPANY, City, State                                     2000 - 2004
Well known programming company, etc.

Applications Programmer                             (2002 - 2004)
Develop programs that parse/read credit bureau information to determine if credit applicants meet eligibility requirements forth by client.

  • Developed overall design of client's projects including converting from clipper to SQL and updating systems processes to newer technologies.

  • Assist customers outside scope of project; find innovative solutions to meet customer needs.

  • Run test cases on program according to client specifications; test all aspects of criteria to ensure more accurate representation of demographic is tested.

Technical Support                                         (2000 - 2002)
Acted as first line of contact for customer support issues and maintained operating systems.

  • Answered customer questions,

  • identified proper account if unknown;

  • opened ticket on issue and resolved numerous issues to avoid customer needing to contact project management.

Bullet points begin with action verbs; information stresses customer service in addition to technical work.


Bachelor of Computer Science, 2001


Completed additional training in network management, UNIX servers, C, C++ programming, and java script.