I got hired but there was not much work when I joined the team...
So our expectations got totally crushed. They already had formed teams and actually all interesting development work within that automation platform was done by the existing team; we were only doing manual testing of their work.
We got totally frustrated, then after 8 months since the start of our team, our team got split. Thinking we will get interesting opportunities, especially I thought I will get to work in some challenging requirements..
But no, I realised that this team was formed only to create POCs and any complex business requirements would be given to the "expert team" (another team within the same department).
My current work is totally adhoc and doesn't involve challenges at all which doesn't excite me at all. In January 2022 it will be 2 years in this company.
My team structure is also very weird. Any challenging requirements which comes within the tool itself is taken over by our senior team member who is around 20 years experience and he doesn't let us work on those requirements even though there is not deadline for the project submission. Then I am left with only doing manual testing for those solutions created.
My manager doesn't work in my team directly. He works in another team and gets updates about my work monthly twice in one-on-one meetings.
I have indirectly told about my concern to him but how should I tell him about my concern in a even more polished way? I see better opportunities and teams in the same company but my bad luck that I got struck in this team. Please help me in understanding how better I could communicate this with my manager.
I feel time is running and I am not able to plan anything properly. Only getting worried about my career since I feel from past 1.6 years I have done nothing good to show in my resume or profile. I feel it is not because I am not capable of doing it but it is because I didn't get chance to showcase of utilise my skills properly.
PS: Another guy who joined with me as full stack developer just resigned and joined another company because he was also not satisfied with the work here. I am still in a dilemma because the company which I am working in is a very good company and I just don't want to quit without trying out some other opportunity within same organization.