About us

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.

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Our Values

Collaboration

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.

Ownership

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.

Community

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.

Curiosity

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.

Impact

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.

Partnerships

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.

Internships

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.

Events

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 .

The team

Ambre Suhamy
Software Engineer
Christiano Haesbaert
Principal Software Engineer
Paul-Elliot Anglès d'Auriac
Software Engineer
Tom Ridge
Principal Software Engineer
Thomas Leonard
Principal Software Engineer
Sonja Heinze
Senior Software Engineer
Nawal Heramch
HR Operations
Fabrice Buoro
Senior Software Engineer
Navin Keswani
Principal Software Engineer
Gabriel de Perthuis
Senior Software Engineer
Wafae Bensahla
Engineering Project Manager
Sayo Bamigbade
Intern Software Engineer
Benjamin Andrew
Software Engineer
Ryan Gibb
Software Engineer
Frédéric Bour
Principal Software Engineer
Emile Trotignon
Software Engineer
Christine Rose
Technical Writer
Céline Laplassotte
COO
Héloïse Berra Lutton
Head of Human Resources
Thibaut Mattio
Principal Software Engineer
Marek Kubica
Senior Software Engineer
Ioana Cristescu
Senior Software Engineer
Nicolas Goguey
Senior Software Engineer
Rudi Grinberg
Principal Software Engineer
Sabine Schmaltz
Senior Software Engineer
Puneeth Chaganti
Senior Software Engineer
Nicolas Osborne
Software Engineer
Ulysse Gérard
Senior Software Engineer
Carine Morel
Software Engineer
Irina Mariuca Asavoea
Senior Software Engineer
Tim McGilchrist
Principal Software Engineer
Gemma Gordon
CEO
Thomas Refis
Principal Software Engineer
Thomas Gazagnaire
CTO
Samuel Hym
Senior Software Engineer
Étienne Marais
Software Engineer
Jan Midtgaard
Principal Software Engineer
Patrick Ferris
Senior Software Engineer
David Allsopp
Principal Software Engineer
Cuihtlauac Alvarado
Senior Software Engineer
Antonin Décimo
Software Engineer
Enguerrand Decorne
Senior Software Engineer
Guillaume Petiot
Senior Software Engineer
Ulugbek Abdullaev
Software Engineer
Zineb Abdellaoui
Software Engineer
Clément Pascutto
Senior Software Engineer
Bikal Gurung
Senior Software Engineer
Tom Kelly
Principal Software Engineer
Anil Madhavapeddy
Advisor
Charles-Edouard Lecat
Software Engineer
Magnus Skjegstad
VP of Engineering
Jules Aguillon
Software Engineer
KC Sivaramakrishnan
Advisor
Isabella Leandersson
Communications Officer
Yman Ngari
Office Manager
Miklos Tomka
Head Consulting Services
Alpha Diallo
Software Engineer
Zach Shipko
Senior Software Engineer
Sébastien Hinderer
Senior Software Engineer
Lucas Pluvinage
Senior Software Engineer
Nada Muammar
Head of Marketing & Comms
Shakthi Kannan
Senior Software Engineer
Corentin Leruth
Software Engineer
Sudha Parimala
Senior Software Engineer
Kevin Smith
Principal Software Engineer
Olivier Nicole
Senior Software Engineer
Etienne Millon
Principal Software Engineer
Virgile Robles
Senior Software Engineer
Stephen Sherratt
Senior Software Engineer
Mark Elvers
System Administrator
Charlène Gros
Software Engineer
Arthur Wendling
Senior Software Engineer
Ganesh Narayanan
Operations Manager
Jon Ludlam
Principal Software Engineer