Access Network Associate Director

UK Wide

Role: Access Network Associate Director

Location: London

Salary: £88,000 - £130,000

Career Level: Senior Manager/ Associate Director

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Our 6,000+ strong team of Network Professionals combine deep business insight and technology supporting CSPs (communication service providers);Technology and Hyperscale clients to deploy, transform; scale and operate their networks. There is no one player who can bring together the scale & e2e capabilities that we can. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what makes us differentiates us from other consulting firms in the market.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you.As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and on ground-breaking opportunities and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

As an Access Network Senior Manager / Associate Director , you will bring:

  • Capabilities to manage technical topics for deployment and testing phases;
  • Be able to manage e2e processes for RFI/RFQ/RFP;
  • Be able to coach junior people regarding RAN skills and topics
  • Assist account teams and partners in all technical aspects of Access Network (e.g. RAN) design to create solution to the clients during pre-sales activities
  • Understand client specific challenges while virtualizing/containerizing Access Network (e.g. RAN) workloads and associated infrastructure requirements, and provide tailored solutions.
  • Work with ecosystem (e.g. Altiostar, Parallel Wireless) partners to understand the future roadmap items to optimize the RAN solution and cloud infrastructure solutions costs.
  • Work with the sales team to enhance and evolve solution based on clients’ requirements.
  • Work on sizing and dimensioning to support pricing activities.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • 5G/4G/3G/2G, access Network Architecture with focus on 5G FrontHaul, MidHaul AU/RU, DU, CU
  • Standards and framework (3GPP, 5G, LTE, ETSI, 5GAA, 5GMF, ITU)
  • Radio protocols (e.g. SDAP, NR-RRC, NR-PDCP) and parameters characteristics (e.g. Modulation type, multiplexing, frame duration), mobile edge compute, CIPRI, cross haul, network slicing, massive MIMO, adaptive beamforming
  • O-RAN (e.g. Altiostar, Parallel Wireless), SON architectures
  • Edge Computing / Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Devops processes and tools
  • Knowledge of network devices (hardware and vendors) , network device configuration parametrs, network optimization process and related kpi, network design, network modelling, change processes, assets and configuration management processes ( standards and frameworks)

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2021 - Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: UK Wide



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