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Meet Jonathan Jenkins, 14 West’s new systems engineer

The Baltimore native recently joined the business services firm after finding a job post on Technical.ly.

Jonathan Jenkins.

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Baltimore native Jonathan Jenkins didn’t need to go far to find a job that’s a great fit.

14 West, based in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, supports its clients with a variety of services, including personnel management, legal guidance and technology. With about 300 employees and growing, the company has used Technical.ly’s Talent Pro platform since 2019 to share stories about its culture and attract top job candidates.

Jenkins is one of the most recent additions to the team, and he brought years of experience with Linux to his new role as system engineer. Jenkins found the job post here on Technical.ly, and we reached out to learn more about his journey and what he likes about working at 14 West.

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What is your current role, and what are your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities like?

My title is systems engineer. I’m primarily responsible for all Linux systems managed in the environment. My day-to-day tasks include patching, performance toning, security remediation and forward thinking on open source technologies used in the environment.

What was your background before joining 14 West?

I am prior service Army, I’ve worked for companies such as Tenable Network Security, Johns Hopkins University and Brinks Inc. My technical experience is mostly in security and Linux administration and engineering.

What attracted you to work at 14 West?

14 West is local to Baltimore and is a growing company. The interview was really what piqued my interest, as the illustration of culture and autonomy in my position to bring in new technology, test and define my own path was pushed. Since taking the role, that promise has been kept and I am still excited to be here.

What are you excited about most in your new role?

I enjoy the people and culture at 14 West. It’s diverse, engaging and invites everyone to challenge the status quo.
What interests/hobbies/activities do you enjoy outside of work?

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I run often (about 20 miles per week on average), play video games, read (favorite author is Kim Harrison) and I paint.

What part did Technical.ly play in your job search?

14 West is the first job that I’ve ever applied to on Technical.ly, and it was quick and easy. I appreciated that all the jobs associated with the company were listed and easy to read through at the time.

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