I am 26 years old, working as a software developer. After I left college I worked as a trainee software engineer in a medium-size software firm, and gained good exposure to the software development process and life cycle.
3 months back I joined a new organization. They didn't have an IT department until now, and were using other company services for their IT needs. Now, for the first time, they've decided to start an IT department in their organization, and they hired me. They are planning to develop a new application and support the existing applications.
For the first 2 months, they have assigned requirement analysis and analyzing the current applications work. Now they are involving me meeting with their IT vendors and asking my opinion on their products and services they are offering. Added to this, recently for their new application, they started hiring one more person and they asked me to participate interview process.
I honestly feel I am junior in level and I can do a pretty good job in development work, but the following tasks should be done by a senior person who has decent experience and maturity in the IT field:
- Participating in the discussions with IT vendors & vendors' technical staff
- Assessing vendor products
- interviewing people
I feel I am not mature enough to perform these senior tasks. How can I convey this and convince management I am junior, and I need at least some guidance and mentoring to perform these tasks?