Tarides is an international software company with offices in Cambridge (UK), Paris (France), and Chennai (India), founded in 2018 by pioneers of systems and functional programming. We have a worldwide presence with collaborators working remotely from the US, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and across Europe. We have a solid academic background with connections to the University of Cambridge, Inria, and IIT Madras. Our diverse team of 60+ people performs groundbreaking innovation, feature development, and crucial maintenance of OCaml-based projects.
Tarides was previously part of Station F's Founder program in 2018 and was selected for the “Concours d’Innovation i-Lab,” organised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation in partnership with Bpifrance. Tarides was also recognised during the FIC (International Cybersecurity Forum) 2020 fair, the leading European event on cybersecurity. These awards acknowledge the high quality solutions developed by Tarides and emphasise the interest they have gained from the cybersecurity community.
In 2022, OCaml Labs (a spinout from the University of Cambridge) and Segfault Systems (a spinout from IIT-Madras) both joined Tarides, aligning towards a shared goal: empowering developers, communities, and organisations to adopt OCaml as their primary programming experience by providing training, expertise, and development services.
We work as a team within a larger ecosystem of individual contributors, companies and research labs. We build trust and strive towards common goals using constructive consensus. We understand that project outcomes result from iterative steps, collaboratively blending our teams’ diverse skills and expertise.
We encourage our team members to be autonomous and take ownership of their work while collaborating as needed. We identify gaps in our processes or technology stacks. We design, discuss and coordinate on specific projects and bring the essential skills and expertise required to build solutions we are proud to own. We are accountable and deliver the work that we promised.
We create a friendly and safe environment where people can evolve and grow by making mistakes and learning from each other while happily working towards their individual goals. We are part of an organisation composed of diverse individuals working together on shared objectives and visions. We value humility and recognise that we can all learn from each other’s expertise and experiences.
We use our robust understanding of both theory and practice to solve our problems. We use and apply the scientific method to all our activities. We explore ideas at the intersection of research and engineering, as we believe that we learn best by doing. We seek to transfer acute research ideas into concrete engineering projects with a measurable impact or devise new theories from very applied experiences.
We build systems based on a scientific foundation to last for decades and drive positive change for the world. We do not compromise on quality. We both use and build open-source software to craft original, unique systems that have a significant, positive impact on our community, industry, and society.
Diversity & Inclusion
We are proud to take part in several initiatives aimed at levelling the playing field when it comes to tech, functional languages, and open source. We will continue to invest in programs and initiatives that are in line with our values and make the world of functional programming a welcoming place for all.
We have close contacts with non-standard training schools, including the Recurse Center (a self-directed, community-driven educational retreat for programmers) and Ada Tech School (a feminist computer science school, accessible to all). We are delighted to count some of their alumni members among our team. In an effort to close the gender gap in tech, we partner with SheCanCode and 50inTech to positively impact our recruitment strategies and processes, allowing us to reach, mentor, and hire from thriving communities of women.
Twice a year we host interns from the Outreachy program, which provides paid internships in open source for people subject to systemic bias and impacted by systemic underrepresentation in the technical industry where they live.
We participated in Oxbridge Women in Computer Science in 2020 and WomenHack in 2019 and 2021, both online events dedicated to making computer science more equitable for all genders. In 2022, we partnered with Gloria to run an internal conference entitled “Diversity is the Future of Tech”with the aim of highlighting the negative effects of limiting beliefs and representations in the field of technology .