Jorge A. Cortés

Industrial engineer specialized on electronic products design. I have experience in embedded software development, hardware and 3D design and PCB assembly. I funded two companies and currently I'm in the software department of an automotive project developing embedded software for ADAS devices.

Short bio

Industrial engineer from Málaga based in Barcelona passionate for technology and R&D.

In 2014 I started a company focused on developing electronic devices. There we managed the entire product cycle: from device definition according to the customer ideas, prototyping phase and final design to preseries and mass production.

In that period I developed my skills on different areas: business and project management, technical development and sales.

In 2017 I took part on the creation of a electronic assembly business where I worked on all processes of electronic assembly in both manual and automatic.

Now I joined a new automotive project developing embedded software for ECU, specifically for Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).


R&D Software Engineer for ADAS

Barcelona, Spain
May 2018 - Present

Embedded software development for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) at Ficosa.

CTO and Cofounder

Málaga, Spain
September 2014 - April 2018 · 3 year and 8 months

Electronic engineering consultancy, complete devices design and manufacturing of small and large series.

PCB Design
  • Microcontroller based multilayer PCB design.
  • Components selection.
  • Schematic design.
  • PCB design (CE mark oriented).
  • Prototype assembly SMT/THT.
  • Tests and verification of devices.
  • SW Tools: EAGLE, Matlab, GIT & Excel.
Firmware development in C (embedded software)
  • ST ARM Cortex-M0/M0+ and Atmel AVR.
  • Real time applications.
  • Buses: I2C, SPI, UART, RS232, RS485.
  • PWM, ADC, timers, interrupts, signal processing.
  • SW Tools: Atmel Studio, System Workbench for STM32, CCS, GIT, Saleale Logic, MPLAB & Excel.
Mechanical design
  • Parts machining drawings.
  • Sheet metal based envelope design.
  • 3D Modelling of assemblies and exploded drawings.
  • 3D printing parts.
  • SW Tools: SolidWorks & AutoCAD.
  • Managed the manufacturing of hundreds of PCB/PCBA and complete devices of tens of different references.
  • Outsourcing and international electronic components suppliers management.
  • Quality and cost improvement.
Business management
  • Accounting, finance and administration.
  • Quotes, budgets and marketing.
  • Design and validation of processes in all departments.
  • HR: direction of projects and teams. Recruitment and training.

Founding partner

Málaga, Spain
February 2017 - April 2018 · 1 year and 2 months

Company focused on PCB assembly, I collaborated with partners in every process of the company. Working by project.

I worked on differents projects of PCBA doing all functions:

  • Semiauto solder paste priting.
  • Pick&Place programming and operation.
  • Placing SMD components.
  • Reflow oven operation.
  • Manual THT soldering.
  • Defects repairing.
  • Complete assembly of prototypes SMT/THT.


Industrial engineer

5 course degree (300 ETCS)

Electronics and systems engineering specialization.

Master thesis: Deisgn of electronic system for a mobile robot.

Short courses

  • Iniciativa emprendedora universitaria

    2014 - Escuela de Organización Industrial

  • Plan de desarrollo profesional

    2014 - HRCS y ESESA

  • LaTeX text and presentations processing

    2013 - Universidad de Málaga

  • Internet marketing: search engine optimization

    2013 - Universidad de Málaga

  • Non verbal language and strategic communication

    2013 - Universidad de Málaga


Spanish Mother tongue
English Advanced level
French Basic level
German Inital course

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