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The Team

Mike Thacker-Cooke

Resourcing Team Lead

Having started as a resource consultant in 2015 I have worked my way up to a Resourcing Team Lead at KDR Recruitment. Before joining KDR I was a lawyer specialising in personal injury managing a small team of Paralegals. I left the legal industry as I wanted to utilise my personal skills while working in a target driven environment, after exploring various opportunities and companies I joined KDR.

The thing I enjoy the most about this role at KDR is having the opportunity to mentor and develop my team. I now feel that I get more satisfaction from seeing someone in my team success than if I do. I really enjoy working on Data Engineer and Data Warehousing roles, I like to understand the back-end of platforms and solutions.

A bit more about me

  • My favourite drink is an Old Fashioned – a dram of Dalmore 12-Year-Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, squeeze of orange, brown sugar, dash of bitters and the zest of an orange – you’re welcome, you can thank me later.
  • My favourite film is Star Wars – I named my son Kylo, after a Star Wars character
  • My favourite band is… Bring Me the Horizon, Metallica, Asking Alexandria, Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold and The Architects – I refuse to pick one, if you are into rock or metal you should give them all a listen!
  • My nickname is Thacker
  • I am an avid Cigar smoker and enthusiast
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    Test Team Lead

    • Technology, Testing

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £45,000 - £70,000 per annum + shares + home/flex working + more

    • 459

    Would you value a role that is equal parts hands on and strategy/leadership? Do you want to lead a team of talented Test Engineers that are helping build and test…

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    Senior Software Engineer – Java

    • Software Engineering, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £45,000 - £65,000 per annum + shares + home working + more

    • 458

    Do you want to join growing software development company that are looking to double in size for the 4th year in a row? How about building bleeding edge Big Data…

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    DevOps Engineer – Kubernetes, Docker, AWS

    • DevOps, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £50,000 - £70,000 per annum + home + flex working + shares + more

    • 457

    How would you like to work for a Software company building Multi-Cloud products all while working from the comfort of your own home? Our award-winning client is seeking a talented…

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    Software Engineering Team Leader

    • Software Engineering, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £55,000 - £75,000 per annum + shares + home/flex working + more

    • 421

    Do you value hands on development as much as leadership and mentorship? Do you want to have a real impact on the development and career paths of Software Engineers at…

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    Data Analyst – SQL

    • Analytics

    • Birmingham

    • Permanent

    • £25,000 - £30,000 per annum + 20% bonus + pension + medical + more

    • 358

    Do you want to work a team that are truely turning Data into insight? Do you want to work in a role where you can make a real impact into…

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    Java Developer

    • Software Engineering, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £35,000 - £55,000 per annum + flex + home working + shares +More

    • 351

    Do you want the opportunity to build software for Amazon’s, Google’s and Microsoft’s cloud patforms? Do you want to work in a truly agile and collabortive enviroment with other talented…

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    Data Solutions Architect – Cloud, ETL and Data Warehousing

    • Data, Data Warehousing

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £55,000 - £70,000 per annum + equity + 2 days remote + flex + more

    • 350

    Are you a talented Data professional who is passionate about Cloud Architecture and Big Data transformation? We’re working with and exciting tech company based in Manchester that are looking for…

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    Solution Architect – ETL, Data Warehousing, Cloud

    • Data, Data Integration / ETL

    • Denver

    • Permanent

    • $160,000 - $180,000 per annum + equity + flex/home working + 401K

    • 319

    We’re looking for a passionate Senior Solutions Architect – Cloud, ETL, Data Warehousing ($155K-$175K + Shares + Excellent Benefits) to join a high-growth Big Data and Cloud company specialising in…

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