(Pocket-lint) - It's been almost a year since Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, and while there have been improvements to the existing desktop clients and mobile applications, we still haven't had a sniff of the service on the Xbox 360.

Until now, that is.

Although there's no official confirmation that Skype will be coming for the console and, presumably, Kinect, a recent job application posted by Microsoft is full of plenty of unsubtle clues.

"Skype is seeking a motivated Software Engineer with an unrelenting drive for working on and solving customer-based issues. As a member of the Skype Xbox Engineering Team in London, you will have a strong technical background developing client and/or embedded software," says the advert for a Software Development Engineer, Xbox - Skype.

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It continues with a hint that the forthcoming client would comply with Microsoft's metro-style user interface. Under "Qualifications and Experience" it suggests that "as Microsoft platforms move towards Metro style, Windows 8 metro development experience would also be a benefit".

Naturally, there's no time scale for an Xbox 360 version of Skype mentioned, but considering the company is only just hiring staff to, presumably, build it, we don't advise holding your breadth.

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Writing by Rik Henderson.