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Homologation Manager 

Category Technical Services  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Los Angeles  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

The Homologation Manager is a critical member of our team responsible for certifying VinFast vehicles are roadworthy and match government criteria for all vehicles made or imported into the US for Vehicle Type Approval (VTA). This role will closely collaborate with our headquarters team Vietnam, a third-party vendor, and help form our ZEV program. This position is REMOTE.


  • Monitor the status of applicable US regulations (e.g., FMVSS, EPA, CARB):
    • Communicate current and upcoming requirements to the engineering team, through formal and informal design reviews, and in our requirements management tool
    • Assist design and engineering teams with interpreting regulatory requirements, including seeking out interpretations as needed
  • Work with design and engineering teams to assist the design reviews and track the compliance status for all regulatory topics
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders to ensure the completion of self-certification/homologation activities:
    • Determine applicable test configurations, develop detailed test plans, and assist in scheduling certification tests for each subject applicable regulation
    • Interface with applicable regulatory US bodies
    • Develop and populate compliance reports
    • Track and report certification status
    • Monitor product changes and update compliance reports or type approval certificates as needed.
  • Maintains and publishes weekly report with predetermined KPIs
  • When necessary, runs or participates in weekly meetings with other stakeholders to report out on assigned open issues
  • Clearly state requirements to engineering teams and drive them to implementation
  • Have a deep understanding of the product, how the regulations may be applied and to find creative solutions
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science, in the areas of Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automotive, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • 8+ years of automotive experience in testing and certification with 3-5 years’ experience in homologation at an OEM, preferably on an electric vehicle program
  • Advanced experience and understanding of the entire US self-certification process
  • Strong knowledge of FMVSS, EPA, CARB
  • Experience with a formal requirements management tool (Jama, Jira, etc.) and systems engineering principles preferred
  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with internal and external partners
  • High attention to detail with experience in a startup or fast paced environment is a plus
  • A strong understanding of regulatory subjects including active and passive safety, and environmental regulations applicable to electric vehicles
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cooperate with government authorities and test labs
  • Ability to travel for business as necessary including international trips
Open Date 11/4/2021  
Req Number TEC-21-00001  
About the Organization VinFast is Vietnam's leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and has achieved its initial goal of being #1 in all competing segments of domestic car retail in less than 2 years after stunning the world at the Paris Motorshow, in 2018. In less than 12 months we have set up the newest, biggest automated manufacturing facility in ASEAN with a $4.4 billion investment and a capacity up to 250,000 cars per year and delivered our first cars to customers in 2020.

Now, in 2021 we embark on our next mission - global expansion with the launch of our Pininfarina-designed, 100% electric SUVs model line-up, starting in with Northern America and Europe. With a Direct-to-Consumer business model, we have an ambitious growth strategy planning rapid retail and aftersales facility expansion in Europe over the next 12 months.

A US Marketing, Sales and Distribution entity has been established to sell and service VinFast products. Corporate offices are in Southern and Northern CA, with showrooms and service centers established throughout the country starting in Q1 2022.  
EOE Statement Vinfast is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

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