I'm two months into a new job where I was hired on the basis of being this superstar in a number of areas based on various achievements I have. I was referred to the job by a former co-worker who works at this new company. The achievements are a mixture of prominent industry awards, creative uses of technology, presentations, prominent written articles, scholarships, and other fluffy stuff. All this stuff let my referrer get me an instant interview, get me plenty of additional interviews, and get me an offer within a week. In hindsight, it did seem like they were only half listening to me in the interviews.
The problem is, none of that stuff is my job. I don't write any text for the company, so them valuing my writing skill is stupid. I am not a senior developer and work on a team of only senior developers and am just a two year experience code monkey so I have no meaningful input on how software turns out. I don't meet clients or frankly even know who buys the product I write code for so my presentation skills are worthless here. It doesn't help that I am a fairly average developer when measured on pure software skill. I am a software developer drone. I am fine with that as I can detach from work and just go and do fun projects myself. But that apparently makes people unhappy.
Anyway, because I only stayed at my prior job for one year I want to at least wait this one out for a year before moving on. How do you kind of just exist on a software team without attracting too much notice? Basically I want to be forgotten until I can tunnel my way out.
Edit: By whispers I mean that I have overheard people complaining about me being not what they thought, in particular a convo between my boss and his boss saying that "[my name] is not what I expected."