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I work in technology for a large financial institution. I was hired two years ago as a software developer and had a lot fun and a fair amount of success in that position.
I'm still, technically, in that position, but the nature of my work has changed dramatically. I got pulled into a large project that directly impacts my team and have become the primary point of contact between the project and my team.
The trouble is that I consider myself a creative person and the work I'm currently doing lacks many of the characteristics that I value in a role. I'm now doing work that I feel is more in line with a project manager or analyst - work that I can do, but which I'm neither trained nor well-suited for. My job satisfaction has suffered tremendously as a result, as has my drive. I'm simply uninspired by the work that I'm doing and find it hard to motivate myself.
My company has numerous other areas in technology and more than a few open positions in software development. I don't want to leave the company, nor, really, leave my team. I'd just like to get back to what I was doing when I was hired - creating software.
How can I communicate my desire for change to my management? Am I stuck with this until the project ends, and, if that's the case, how can I pick up where I left off?