Job Description

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: 


For our newly formed Cloud First Networks business unit of we are looking for new talent to complement our team. Our existing 8,000+ team of strong 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 and the e2e capabilities that we can. This is what our clients’ current challenges and opportunities demand of us and it is what differentiates us 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 / Director, you will bring: 

  • Capabilities to plan, execute and control technical projects during design, testing and deployment phases; 

  • Be able to manage e2e bid processes for RFIs/RFQs/RFPs; 

  • Provide project estimates, solution sizing and dimensioning to support pricing activities. 

  • Be able to coach more junior people regarding (Open) Radio Access Network skills and  

  • Assist account teams and partners in all technical aspects of (Open) Radio Access Network design to create solution for clients during pre-sales activities 

  • Understand client specific challenges while virtualizing/containerizing (Open) Radio Access Networks workloads and associated infrastructure requirements, and provide tailored solutions. 

  • Work with our ecosystem (e.g. Rakuten Symphony, Samsung, Mavenir, Parallel Wireless) partners to define and optimize client solutions, understand the future product roadmap  

  • Work with our sales team to enhance and evolve our offering based on clients’ requirements. 


We are looking for experience in the following skills: 


  • 5G/4G/3G/2G, Access Network Architectures with focus on 5G and Open RAN (AAU/RU, DU, CU) 

  • Standards and framework (e.g. 3GPP, ETSI, ORAN Alliance, TIP, ONAP) 

  • Knowledge of Open RAN specifications and technologies (e.g. Rakuten Symphony, Samsung, Mavenir, Parallel Wireless 

  • Telco Cloud software technologies for VM-based and Container-based virtual Network Functions deployment and management (Red Hat Openshift, VMWare Tanzu,, Wind River, Kubernetes) 

  • Telco Cloud infrastructure technologies for RAN deployment (e.g. Dell, HPE, Quanta, SuperMicro) and aspects such as acceleration cards 

  • Edge Computing / Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) is a plus 

  • Understanding of Agile and Devops processes and tools 

  • Knowledge of network devices (hardware and vendors) , network device configuration parameters, network optimization process and related  KPIs, network design, network planning and modelling, network change processes, assets and configuration management processes, SON architectures etc. 


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. 



All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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