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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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    ETL Developer

    • Data, Data Integration / ETL

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £45,000 - £60,000 per annum + home + flex working + shares + more

    • 158

    We’re looking for a passionate ETL/ELT Developer to join a high-growth software company specialising in providing cutting edge, bespoke Cloud Native ETL/ELT Solutions. This is a permanent opportunity to work…

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    Solutions Architect – Cloud, ETL and Data Warehousing

    • Data, Data Warehousing

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

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

    • 157

    We’re looking for a passionate Solutions Architect – Cloud, ETL, Data Warehousing to join a high-growth Big Data and Cloud company specialising in Cloud Data Integration. This is a permanent…

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    DevOps Engineer – AWS, Docker, Kubernetes

    • Software Engineering, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £50,000 - £75,000 per annum + home + flex working + shares+ more

    • 156

    How would you like to work for a Software company building Multi-Cloud products? Our award-winning client is seeking a talented DevOps Engineer to join their growing team. This role is…

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    Data Analyst

    • Analytics

    • Birmingham

    • Permanent

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

    • 155

    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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    Software Engineer – Java

    • Software Engineering, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £35,000 - £50,000 per annum + flex + home working + shares +more

    • 154

    Do you want to build bleeding edge cloud native applications? Do you want to work in a truly agile and collabortive enviroment with other talented Engineers? If you are a…

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    Automation Test Engineer

    • Software Engineering, Testing

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £35,000 - £50,000 per annum + flex +home working + shares + more

    • 152

    Do you want to be responsbile for testing Cloud Native software solutions? Do you want to work for a growing and thriving software department that are doing amazing things in…

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    Senior Software Engineer

    • Software Engineering, Technology

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

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

    • 135

    Do you want to build bleeding edge cloud native applications? Do you want to work in a truly agile and collabortive enviroment with other talented Engineers? If you are a…

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    ETL Developer/Consultant

    • Data, Data Integration / ETL

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £45,000 - £65,000 per annum

    • 59

    We’re looking for a passionate ETL Developer/Consultant to join a high-growth software company specialising in providing cutting edge, bespoke Cloud Native ETL/ELT Solutions. This is a permanent opportunity to work…

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    Solutions Architect – ETL, Cloud, Data Warehousing

    • Data, Data Integration / ETL, Data Warehousing, Modelling and Architecture

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £50,000 - £75,000 per annum

    • 42

    We’re looking for a passionate Senior Solutions Architect – Cloud, ETL, Data Warehousing to join a high-growth Big Data and Cloud company specialising in Cloud Data Integration. This is a…

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    Automation Test Engineer

    • Software Engineering, Technology, Testing

    • Manchester

    • Permanent

    • £35,000 - £55,000 per annum

    • 62

    Do you want to work for thriving Software Development company based in Manchester? We are working with an innovative Software Company that due to their continued success and growth is…

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