I have been working as a software engineer in a company. I love my company, my job and my manager. Outside my regular works hours, I have also been helping my team by developing some automation tools that have significantly improved productivity and quality of work we have been doing.
My manager and director liked 2 of the tools that I developed and think we need two full time employees to work on the tools in its enhancement and maintenance and they have initiated a hiring process. This new engineers will mostly be reporting to my manager which will mark the end of my association with the tools that I developed.
The director, whom my manager is reporting to, is aware of my work and she knows that I like to learn new stuff. She wants me to focus on AWS next as we plan to migrate our existing application to cloud.
I am hoping for a promotion this quarter and would like the new engineers to report to me and I will manage those tools. I would like to let my manager and director know what I want by sending an email before we hire new employee because a decision on who manages those tools might have an impact on the candidate we hire. So sending an email after hiring could be too late.
I need to know if sending an email is appropriate in the context or should I wait for the appraisal results to come for any further action. If email is a good idea, how can I write an effective email for this purpose? I have the following draft ready. Should I talk to my manager on phone before sending this ( he is in different location)?
Subject: Role in our_app Team
Hi XX, YY,
This is regarding my role in our team. From the recent meeting with YY and discussion with XX, I came to know that we are hiring 2 people and they will be working on the app_name_1 and app_name_2 tools. During my meeting with YY, She told that she would like me to be focusing on AWS. While I definitely would like to work on that, I also would like to express my (willingness / intention / wish / expectation ) to be able to lead and manage app_name_1 and app_name_2 as I am hoping for a level change.
I enjoy working on those tools and significant amount of time I have spent on these tools outside my usual regular support and development activity of our_main_app in conceptualizing, designing and developing app_name_1 and app_name_2 . I also have a list of things that we would like to add as future enhancements. I would like to continue to contribute to our_main_app while managing app_name_1 and app_name_2 .
I thought of just expressing my expectations as it might have an impact on our hiring decisions and it shouldn’t be too late me saying this. At the end of the day you are the ones to decide and I would like to hear the feedback from you on which I can improve.