Will Olsen

Senior Engineering Technician

  • Relevant Experience: 25 years

  • Education:
    Associates of Applied Science in Electronics - DeVry University, Phoenix AZ
    Bachelor’s of Science, Software Engineering - Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
    Labview Core 1 and Core 2 Certification

Experience in the field

  • Hewlett Packard

  • Agilent Technologies

  • National Semiconductor

  • Texas Instruments

List each non-medical device product you’ve worked on and what aspect of the project you were responsible for:

  • Buck/boost regulators

  • General purpose and high speed ADC/DAC’s

  • Li-Ion battery management chips

  • DVGA (Digital Variable Gain Amplifiers)

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

There are no boxes here - you are not confined to just one job and everyone here is so great to work with and helps each other. Everyone is able to add value not only to the company, but also to the customers that we work for. Other highlights are:

Flexibility

Support of employee growth

Great work environment

If you couldn’t be an engineer, what would you be? Why?

I was actually almost a firefighter once. I was registered EMT, and had even interviewed and made it into the final selection process. I had spent about 10 years in the electronics industry and was looking for something different at the time. I liked the excitement and team environment that is found in the firefighting field and liked being able to help people. I kind of found all that in working for this company.

What’s the most interesting Medical Device project you’ve worked on and why?

This is hard to say on just one project as the medical devices we work on are very varied and each one has components to the project that I find very interesting. Just a sample of these would be:

HIV/AIDS detection device using IVD to determine the CD4 markers using light and optics

I was responsible for the reliability testing of this device which was interesting to see the long term use and reliability of the system

Electro surgical device using RF energy seal cut and seal in surgery

Using RF energy as a method for cutting and/or sealing tissue during a surgery was a very interesting project to be involved in

Brain navigation software tool for planning brain surgeries on Web based platform

Web-based medical software is a new concept and the automated software test needed for this type of application

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

Having been in the high tech industry for years, I have gained a wide breadth of knowledge. This has given me the ability to step in and help in everything from hardware to software, to test and validation.

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

My family and doing stuff with them. We love spending time together in the outdoors and pursue a variety of outdoor activities.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I honestly don’t know - I never wanted to grow up.