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Vine expanding developer team as Android app hits the pipeline

Video-sharing app Vine might be coming to an Android device near you, if a recent job posting is any indication.

In the weeks since its debut, Vine's popularity has exploded, reaching a level that can no longer be maintained by its three-person engineering team.

Co-founder Colin Kroll tweeted that the Twitter-owned company is looking to expand its New York City-based team by adding six new jobs.

One of those positions is a lead Android engineer who will be responsible for "lead development of the first version of Vine for Android."

The post does not reveal any details about when an Android app would hit Google Play. But the engineer would work with Product Design to build an attractive user interface, mentor other mobile engineers, and contribute ideas for new features.

Those applying for the position must have an intimate understanding of the Android platform, more than seven years of object-oriented software development experience, and three or more years of developing high performance Android apps — especially those using a camera and video playback. Also, they must love to hack.

Qualified engineers can apply online to work in Vine's new office in Manhattan.

Vine did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Other job openings include dev-ops engineer, lead iOS engineer, product designer, software engineer, and software engineer front-end.

"Vine is a product of the team behind it and we're always looking for talented, collaborative individuals," the company said on its jobs site. "Even if you don't see the role you're looking for above, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at".

Earlier this month, Vine slapped a 17+ rating on the iOS app's version 1.0.5 update after a spate of pornographic clips hit the service. One of those videos mistakenly landed at the top of the Editor's Picks list before being removed and blamed on "human error."

The update also allowed users to block offensive profiles as well as share videos to Twitter and Facebook.

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