For some background, my team lost a member earlier this year, and so was folded into an existing team that does the same thing. My old team leader is still officially my boss and the other team still has its own leader as well, but we are one workgroup in practice.
Recently, a senior member of the other team moved on to greener pa$ture$ and left an empty senior-level spot behind him, which management has just opened up for applications. I applied the day the e-mail went out, but haven't told my team leader nor the leader of the other team.
One of my concerns is that I might not get the position and be branded or smeared as "not a team player" by my still-current boss, which could be reflected when reviews and bonuses come out, and if/when we get more people and are broken off into our own team again.
Is it impolite not to inform my coworkers of my applying for this position, or should I only say anything if I get it?