I am a Software Engineer in a very Sales focussed company. Software Engineers are Cost Centres, Sales are Profit Centres.
A product I built and own now accounts for sizeable chunk of the company's revenue, and by most accounts kept the company running during the initial COVID lockdown. We're talking maybe $1m revenue per month, of which maybe $400k is profit.
No Sales people are involved in this product, think of it like something a hedge fund would do.
All our Sales people earn bonuses and commissions. Software Engineers do not (higher-up management do get bonuses).
How can I argue that I too should be on a bonus/commission scheme (along with all the difficult-to-meet targets that Sales people get). My base salary is quite good but not at FAANG levels. I don't earn 6 figures for example, but not far off.
Edit: I'm not asking to get a pay rise, I'm asking to be put on a Bonus scheme. A scheme that no other employees in my group would be on.