Microsoft hiring Xbox Skype engineer

It looks like Microsoft may soon make good on bringing its recently acquired Skype services to the Xbox (and presumably Kinect). The company is currently seeking a software development engineer focused on Skype for the Xbox, as spotted by Specifically, the London listing asks for someone with "a strong technical background developing client and/or embedded software," which certainly sounds like Xbox dashboard integration.

Whether Skype functionality will replace the Xbox's current chat and video services or simply improve upon them remains to be seen.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.