I work for a few years as a developer for a company that creates a software to manage lawsuits for large companies. It's a job I like a lot, it allows me to talk to the customers and sometimes even key users from companies much bigger than mine, which gives me a lot of knowledge and makes me proud of what I do.
Because of the nature of the software, we spend a lot of time on small details or developing big features. So far, so good.
The company I work in also is pretty decent, the managers are bad, and its poorly located almost outside of the city, but everyone in my team is nice and the boss who I respond to recognizes my good work.
The problem is that I want to focus on my technical side, I want to be a better developer so I can get better position inside the company, because my current salary is somewhat low. And my boss doesn't seem to get the message after I talked with him that I want to focus and grow on this side, while also solving some issues we have on our day by day tasks. I see it as win-win situation, but I got no response from by boss so far.
Right now we are struggling a bit to finish a project, so it's not the time to ask again about it, but once we finish I want to talk to him. I'm not satisfied, I want to work on a lot of changes that can be made in our process that even him knows that we do really bad and causes a lot of issues.
I wasn't really thinking in looking for a new job, so first I want to try again when the dust is settled to talk about it. How can I convince my boss to work on more on the technical debts we have, so it improves both the company and my career?